Are Arsenal fans happy to buy Mat Ryan permanently?

Arsenal in advanced talks to seal first summer signing

While the cloud of the European Super League continues to overshadow any football related news these days, Arsenal are not wasting any time to revamp their squad for next season.

According to FootballInsider, the Gunners are in advanced talks with Brighton and Hove Albion to make the loan move of Maty Ryan permanent.

The Australian has looked solid in the two appearances he has made for the North London outfit since joining the club in January.

The 29-year-old lost his starting place at the Seagulls to Roberto Sanchez and thus, was considered surplus to requirements at the Amex Stadium.

It was no secret that Arsenal were on the lookout for a more robust number two, after they let Emiliano Martinez join fellow Premier League side Aston Villa last summer.

Speaking after the game against Fulham, Mikel Arteta was clearly impressed with Ryan’s commitment in the training sessions. He said, “I picked him because he totally deserves to play, he trains like a beast, he’s got the right attitude and he needed a game.”


Since making the switch to London, Ryan is reported to have made a strong impression on the coaching staff. In particular, his attitude and work ethic have stood out in training which is why Arsenal look keen to extend his stay beyond the summer.

The Aussie’s contract at Brighton expires in the summer of 2022. Thus, the Gunners would be able to acquire him at a cut-price deal.

I everyone happy to have him to challenge Bernd Leno for Number One?

Yash Bisht

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11 Comments

  1. Lower east says:

    He has had nothing to do in 2 games and we get 1 point from 6
    How is that solid?

    1. Declan says:

      He headed across goal to get the pre assist for a goal.
      Not withstanding that, I’m very happy if we sign him as back up.

    2. tony says:

      He doesn’t give me the shakes with the ball at his feet like Leno does. He comes out for crosses, Leno stays on his line. He was beaten by a deflected shot and a penalty in the two games he has played – not his fault. Not only should we buy him, he should be our no. 1 keeper

      1. Pirate Dandy says:

        Very well said.

        1. Peter Campbell says:

          I agree!

      2. Mani Thangadurai says:

        Agreed Tony. Two-time World-Cupper with Australia and a proven Premiership goalkeeper…he now NEEDS to play until the End of the season. We can stick a fork in Leno, he’s done.

  2. The Art of Teta says:

    We need a decent back-up and we can’t spend a lot of money. So from the little I have seen, he would be better than the kid from Iceland.

    Preferably we look to trade Leno to Villa for Martinez.
    (That will never happen)

  3. Grandad says:

    Nothing wrong with Ryan as a back up.I must say I have been impressed with the Spaniard who took over from Ryan as number 1 at Brighton.The young keeper at Leeds is another who is developing into a top stopper.

    1. siamois says:

      Leeds GK is only 21 years in old and they bought him for less than 6M from Lorient!

    2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      I agree Grandad…we should be going back to Brighton and pursue Sanchez, a much younger and bigger keeper, instead of re-signing the diminutive and exceedingly older Ryan

  4. Pirate Dandy says:

    Yes very happy.

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