Arsenal’s first summer signing Matt Turner has released a statement to clarify his current injury status with the New England Revolution.
New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner is set to join Arsenal in the summer, but he’s currently out of action with a foot injury.
The exact nature of his injury was muddled by unclear reporting in the last few days, leading Turner to release a statement on Twitter to clear things up.
You can read the statement in full here, but we can sum it up as follows:
Turner had a brief bout of tendinitis in his left foot after a recent game for the USMNT, which was quickly resolved.
Turner then suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot following a reckless challenge in his final game of pre-season. He’s hoping to be cleared to return from that injury and rejoin training “very soon”.
New England Revolution officially announced in February that Turner is set to join Arsenal in the summer.
The club confirmed that they’ve agreed terms for the transfer pending a medical, adding that Turner is expected to join Arsenal in June 2022.
The Athletic then reported that Turner is set to sign a three-year contract with Arsenal when the transfer market reopens this summer.
The Gunners have sealed an agreement with the MLS club, it’s just about the formalities now.
Football.London report that the Gunners don’t intend to confirm the transfer until Turner undergoes that pending medical in June.
But there’s no bad blood between the clubs, with Arsenal giving their blessing to New England Revolution for their announcement.
In the meantime, Turner will keep working on his rehab so he can play as many games for his current club as possible before his summer departure.