Ex-Premier League goalkeeper reckons Ramsdale faces serious competition

Former Premier League goalkeeper, Brad Friedel, is confident Matt Turner will not join Arsenal just to sit on the bench.

The Gunners’ first choice remains Aaron Ramsdale after the Englishman moved ahead of Bernd Leno in the pecking order at the Emirates.

The German is expected to leave the club at the end of this season, and Arsenal has already secured the services of Turner.

The 27-year-old currently plays for the New England Revolution in the MLS.

He knows the step up to the Premier League is huge and would be keen to make an impression.

Friedel knows him and insists Arsenal has signed a good goalie who would compete with Ramsdale for the number one spot.

He said via The Sun: “I coached Matt and gave him his professional debut. Matt is an outstanding shot-stopper.

“He will be able to put pressure on Ramsdale, I’ve no doubt about it.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Ramsdale has been solid between the goal posts for us, but he can do better. One way to get much better performances from the Englishman is to sign someone to compete with him.

Turner isn’t well-known to some Arsenal fans, but the American will want to change that when he finally joins the club at the end of this season.

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  1. Turner makes good decisions in goal, good reactions and shot stopper. Fans will be pleased with what he brings as a 2nd choice Keeper who can definitely do a job for us.

    Competing with Ramsdale though is a stretch, let’s be honest. Turner will join a much much tougher league, with far more talented attacking players.

    He can do a job for us, but it will take time to adapt. He has be underestimated his whole career so far, and has proved his doubters wrong, so far.

    Can’t judge his heart and will, so I can’t say “never” challenge Ramsdale, I will just say possibly in time after he adapts to league.

  2. He’s cocky, exactly what like about a player so i’m backing him in his bid.mind you sanches is running the show but david flopping around LIVE!

  3. It feels so nice to be a Gooner! Mikel’s pics have brought back the good old Arsenal after a decade and half of mediocrity, nepotism, negligence, financial mismanagement, lies, excuses. Wow. Thank goodness Stan & Josh appointed Mikel. They have two outstanding coaches Mikel & Sean McVay and they are the future of the sport. Well done Stan.

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