Mat Ryan has sent a message to Arsenal and the fans following the conclusion of his loan spell with the club, with his future uncertain.
Arsenal loanee Mat Ryan’s spell with the club ended with their match against his parent club Brighton on Sunday. The goalkeeper was obviously ineligible to feature, so he had to watch on as his loan side won the fixture 2-0.
For now, Ryan will return to Brighton, as he still has a contract with the club for another year. He posted a thank-you message to Arsenal on his Twitter.
“Have had a blast with this last chapter experiencing all that’s been involved in representing Arsenal,” Ryan wrote. “Have learnt so much and enjoyed every minute of it.
“To the many great people around the club whom I’ve had the pleasure of associating with, thank you for making me feel welcome and making the transition into the family a very easy one, I look forward to continuing the relationships well into the future.
“Excited for what the future will bring. #thankyou”
Ryan made three appearances for Arsenal on his loan, keeping one clean sheet and conceding two goals – to a deflection and a penalty. He also played a big role in the team’s late equaliser against Fulham in April.
Of course, this may well not be the end for Ryan at Arsenal. Reports suggest the Gunners may try and bring him back permanently this summer.
Football.London previously reported talks are set to begin with Brighton over a permanent deal for the loanee.
Ryan isn’t homegrown, but that may not be such an issue with Arsenal failing to qualify for Europe. The club will need to trim the squad anyway, so they’re less likely to be pushing the limits.