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“I’m not going there to play” Arsenal new signing sent a brutal warning to Ramsdale

Arsenal new guy Matt Turner has issued a warning to Aaron Ramsdale, claiming that he is coming to “challenge” the Gunners goalkeeper for the No. 1 spot.

After signing a £7.5 million agreement with MLS club New England Revolution in January, the 27-year-old goalkeeper is poised to join the Londoners in the summer.

Ramsdale ready for challenge

After been pushed out of the team by Ramsdale in August, Turner’s arrival should allow Bernd Leno to finally leave the club.

Ramsdale hasn’t looked back since being given the chance to dethrone the German as first-choice goalkeeper, with the former Sheffield United star putting in a succession of brilliant displays to win over the Arsenal fans.

Turner, on the other hand, has told Ramsdale that he intends to take the prized No. 1 jersey for himself.

And he’s cited his previous experience with the US national team as proof that he has what it takes to stun England’s ace and steal his place in the squad.

“It was only as a No. 3 when I got my first chance with the national team,” Turner said.

“I’m not going over there merely to grab a check and ride off into the sunset because no one ever took me seriously.”

“I’m going to push myself, I’m going to push Aaron, and I’m going to keep helping him and myself improve.”

Turner has surpassed Manchester City’s Zack Steffen in the national rankings to become the United States’ first-choice goalkeeper, despite starting as a back-up.

Turner, who has 16 caps for the United States, has also revealed his knowledge of the Gunners ahead of his potential departure, revealing the strange reason for his familiarity with the Londoners.

He also expressed his resolve to make the most of his dream by becoming a household name with one of the world’s “most recognizable” teams.

“Both of my older sisters were members of the Pascack Arsenal,” he explained.

“And when I first got into soccer after the 2010 World Cup, I was on FIFA and saw Arsenal as the first team in the Premier League, and I thought, ‘Oh, that makes sense.’

“You have a fantasy. You don’t see a clear path for how it’ll happen, so you just believe the work and your dream every day, and keep working hard, being self-aware, knowing what you need to work on, and listening to your coaches.

“I realize how difficult it is to get your foot in the door, therefore it’s really difficult for me to turn down the opportunity to not only pursue a goal, but also to test myself at the top level and play for one of the world’s most recognizable brands in Arsenal.”


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