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Arsenal ‘unintentionally’ announces new summer arrival as Leno set to exit

Arsenal, Six Sports

The summer signing of Arsenal across the Atlantic Matt Turner was in line to be announced by the club after the end of the current campaign. But now it looks pretty much ‘official’.

The winter transfer window for the Gunners was quite a frustrating one. They failed to sign a single player and let go of a few players which reduced their squad depth. However, the club agreed on deals with MLS duo Matt Turner and Auston Trusty. They will arrive in the summer and join the club for pre-season training.

Turner currently plies his trade for the MLS club New England Revolution and Trusty is a center-back for Colorado Rapids. Arsenal maintained secrecy about this deal as they will look to confirm this one once all necessary procedures will settle.

The United States international shot-stopper posted an Instagram story from his wedding. It is from the snap only we came to know about his ties with Arsenal. The photo reveals a bouquet of red and white flowers along with a card that came with it which reads: ‘Congratulations on your wedding day! Best wishes, From everyone at Arsenal FC.’

The 27-year-old goalkeeper will replace Bernd Leno, who is currently playing second fiddle to England international Aaron Ramsdale. Leno arrived in Unai Emery’s debut season for the Gunners in 2018 for a transfer fee of £19.2 million from Bayer Leverkusen. He will look to depart London and go back to Germany where he might receive an offer for regular football.

Leno’s future ahead out of Arsenal

The German shot-stopper previously opened up about the time when Mikel Arteta dropped him initially. Via Goal, he told Spox:

“But that’s sport, you have to accept that. It wasn’t easy, but I couldn’t feel sorry for myself. It was clearly communicated to me that it had nothing to do with my performance and was therefore difficult to accept at first.”

He continued:

“I had always played well in the years before and was hardly ever injured. That hits you hard. But as I said, there’s no reason to feel sorry for yourself. You have to look ahead and keep working on yourself. That’s what I did.”

The 30-year-old will exit even though he still has a year left on his current contract. It’s unlikely the club will receive a big fee in return but Leno’s still quality and can fetch up to £15m if Edu can negotiate properly.

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