American goalkeeper Matt Turner has vowed to be “an necessary member of the locker room” at Arsenal when he strikes from New England Revolution this summer time.
The 28-year-old accomplished a transfer to Arsenal earlier than the summer time window and can hyperlink up with Mikel Arteta’s squad for pre-season.
“We have talked just a little bit,” Turner advised Sky Sports activities Information when requested if he has spoken to Arteta. “His fundamental message for me was simply to give attention to what I must give attention to proper now, getting by way of these subsequent few months, staying wholesome, staying match and preparing for pre-season and compete.
“The undertaking they’ve occurring there, [I want to be] an necessary a part of the locker room, including some expertise – not a ton of Premier League expertise – however nationwide staff expertise, league expertise and taking part in video games in pressured environments. I will be an older head within the locker room, being 28.”
Turner is predicted to be the second-choice ‘keeper at Arsenal behind England worldwide Aaron Ramsdale, which might probably imply he’ll play cup competitions and maybe even some European video games.
It is a delicate spot with the Qatar 2022 World Cup simply 5 months away, an EPL state of affairs that probably awaits USMNT teammates Zack Steffen (Manchester Metropolis) and Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest) as effectively.