Confirmed: Arsenal has signed Matt Turner as backup goal keeper



Matthew Charles Turner is a US professional soccer player who will play as a backup goalkeeper for Premier League club Arsenal and plays for the United States national team.

After playing his final MLS match last week, the US international jetted to London to undertake a long-awaited medical and to have a few unveiling snaps taken. It’s believed the deal is worth around £7 million. Turner arrives as a backup to Aaron Ramsdale with Bernd Leno and Alex Runarsson expected to leave the club this summer. He’s already spoken extensively about his expectations for the future and where he feels he needs to improve his game to reach the level required by Mikel Arteta. At 28 years old, the American will be one of the oldest players in the Gunners’ dressing room. That said, having come to football quite late, he’s only played 138 games at senior level only eight more than Bukayo Saka.


Reflecting on his third signing of the summer, Mikel Arteta said: “Matt is an experienced goalkeeper who will bring high quality to our squad. He has shown with his performances 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. We welcome Matt and his family to the club and we look forward to working together in the years to come.”