Arsenal Sign Brighton Goalkeeper Mat Ryan

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Arsenal have signed Mat Ryan from Brighton on loan until the end of the season.

Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, was looking to bring in an experienced goalkeeper to provide competition for established No.1 Bernd Leno, with summer signing Runar Runarsson having failed to impress.

They have now brought in Australian international Ryan, who had fallen down the pecking order after being dropped by manager Graham Potter.

Ryan demonstrated his delight at joining Arsenal with a series of pictures in his new kit on his Twitter page, which revealed that he will wear No.33 for the Gunners.

He wrote:

“Signing for the club you grew up supporting as a kid. Buzzing to be beginning this new chapter and will give everything I’ve got to contribute to the first club I ever loved.”

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told the Gunners’ official website:

“We know Mat very well through his performances with Brighton in recent seasons and he brings additional quality to our squad.

“Mat has very good Premier League experience and has played over 100 times in the league, which is something that will benefit us greatly on and off the pitch. We welcome Mat to Arsenal and look forward to working with him this season.”

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