Arsenal summer signing Emiliano Viviano is considering leaving the club half-way through his season-long loan stint in the midst of a disastrous debut for the Under 21 side, according to reports in Italy.
Viviano joined the Gunners from Palermo in the summer as back-up for Wojciech Szczesny but his competitive debut for the Under-21 side against Sunderland this week resulted in a 5-1 thrashing for the north London club.
He is believed to be considering a move to a side that can offer more game time in preparation for the 2014 Brazil World Cup and Tuttosport claim that two German clubs are showing interest in his signature, with Stuttgart and Werder Bremen considering making a move.
Wenger signed the 28 year old as a replacement for Vito Mannone but the Arsenal manager clearly sees him as the number three keeper behind Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, having not given the Italy international a single minute of senior football this season.
While it was believed that in the move away from Palermo for the season - Viviano also underwent a loan spell at Florentina the season before and made 32 appearances for the club over the 2012-13 campaign - he would be able to receive more game time than with his permanent Serie A side.
And while Viviano will certainly not be able to compete for the number one keeper place in the Italian team, with Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus firmly holding onto that spot, the stopper will be hopeful that he can at least show he is worthy of a plane ticket to Brazil as a part of the squad.
But with limited opportunities for Arsenal continuing it would appear he's running out of time to prove himself to Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli and a move to the Bundesliga could be in his best interests.