Mat Ryan has signed for Real Sociedad as he looks to become a number one as Arsenal chased him to remain as the club’s number two.

Mat Ryan via Real Sociedad
Mat Ryan via Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad unveiled Mat Ryan on Monday, the Australian signing a two-year deal until 2023. The goalkeeper will be presented to fans on Wednesday after training with his new teammates on Tuesday.

Arsenal, meanwhile, appear to have shifted their focus to finding a young, homegrown keeper.

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