Matt Turner has sent a message to the fans after the United States Men’s National Team were eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday.
By all accounts, Matt Turner had an encouraging World Cup tournament. The Arsenal second keeper kept two clean sheets in his four matches, and he only conceded from open play in one of those four games.
But unfortunately, that one game was enough to knock the United States out of the competition. Turner conceded three times to the Netherlands in a 3-1 defeat to exit the competition.
There wasn’t much Turner could do about any of the goals, and he made four good saves in the match, but that ultimately didn’t change the result.
Writing after the game, Turner sent a message of thanks to everyone involved with the national team.
“I’m not sure how to wrap this up, but I felt the need to say THANK YOU,” Turner wrote on Twitter. “This has been the greatest honor of my whole life and I will cherish the memories we made forever.”
The good news for Arsenal fans is that Turner is now free to join up with the first-team squad in Dubai.
There are no guarantees he’ll immediately link up with Arsenal, but if he does, it’s certainly possible he could even feature in the friendly against Lyon next week.
With Aaron Ramsdale still at the World Cup, for now, it would be good to get one of Arsenal’s senior goalkeepers back in the fray with the rest of the squad. Particularly after Turner’s positive performances at the tournament.