Arsenal Sign USMNT Goalkeeper Matt Turner From New England Revolution

Arsenal have finalized the signing of United States men’s national team goalkeeper Matt Turner, the club announced on Monday.

The 28-year-old agreed in February to join the Premier League side of the New England Revolution, but remained with the Revs for the start of the 2022 MLS regular season.

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Turner has signed a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium and will wear the number 30 jersey.

“When I watched Arsenal as a kid, I fell in love with the way the team plays and the values ​​of this club,” Turner said on the website. the club’s Twitter page

“It felt like an opportunity, but why don’t you dream of putting on my team’s shirt one day. So I devoted my life to working on my game and being the best player and person I could be to be.

“I was able to realize a dream and this is one of the best days of my life.”

Turner will join the Arsenal first team in July for preseason training and will battle Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno for the No. 1 spot.

He will be the latest player to join Arsenal after Fabio Vieira signed a long-term contract with the club. Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus concludes a move to the Emirates.

In February, Turner told reporters that US manager Gregg Berhalter was a “big supporter” of his move to Arsenal, and he remains confident he will keep his place on the national side, where he faces Manchester City keeper Zack Steffen. before the starting point.

After loaning out with the second-tier side of the Richmond Kickers, he took over the No. 1 spot in 2018 and has been a mainstay ever since. He was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021, a campaign that also saw him named MVP of the MLS All-Star Game.

Turner has seen a similar rise internationally, making 18 appearances for the US and US holding back to the Gold Cup title while winning the Golden Glove award as the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

“Matt is an experienced goalkeeper who will bring quality to our roster,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told the club’s website.

“He has shown in recent years with his performances in both the MLS and at international level with the United States that he is a goalkeeper who will give us extra strength next season.

“We welcome Matt and his family to the club and we look forward to working together for years to come.”

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