Matt Turner joins Arsenal as goalkeeper finalises £5.75m switch from MLS side New England Revolution to compete with Aaron Ramsdale to be Mikel Arteta’s No 1
- American goalkeeper Matt Turner has finally completed his move to Arsenal
- Deal was done in February, but he remained stateside to finish the MLS season
- Mikel Arteta said Turner would bring ‘high quality’ to the Gunners next term
- New Jersey native will wear the No 30 shirt whilst plying his trade in London
Matt Turner has officially landed at Arsenal, joining the club for £5.75million from New England Revolution.
With the paperwork completed in February, the American has completed the MLS season before his transatlantic move.
The goalkeeper, who turned 28 on Friday, has finally arrived in London, as confirmed by Arsenal’s Twitter account.
The Gunners wrote: ‘From New Jersey to North London… Welcome home, Matty Turner.’
Matt Turner’s deal to join Arsenal from New England Revolution has been officially confirmed
Turner, an American international, will wear the No 30 shirt for the Gunners next season
The club has confirmed that he will wear the No 30 shirt for Arsenal, and will be available for pre-season training imminently.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told the club website: ‘Matt is an experienced goalkeeper who will bring high quality to our squad. He has shown in recent years in both the MLS and at international level with the United States that he is a goalkeeper who will give us added strength going into next season.’
Turner has earned 18 caps in goal for the USA. and he is a 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup winner
Turner has a long-term contract with the Gunners, which will see him fighting Aaron Ramsdale for the starting role.
He has 18 caps with the American national team, including playing all six matches as the USA went on to become 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners.
And Arsenal fans declared their love for him last week when it was reported by Sportsmail that he refused to sign a Tottenham fan’s shirt after his final New England Revolution appearance.
Turner becomes Arsenal’s third signing during this transfer window, following winger Marquinhos from Sao Paulo, who signed for an undisclosed fee, and midfielder Fabio Vieira, who joined from Porto for £29.9m.
Turner won over Arsenal fans when he refused to sign a shirt for a Tottenham Hotspur fan