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Matt Turner excited joining Arsenal: Nice knowing the support behind me

Matt Turner is excited joining Arsenal.

His move from New England Revolution was confirmed today.

He told the club's website: "Yes, it has been a while coming but it feels good to finally be here, obviously a lot of build up, a lot of interviews, this and that, but to be here and to get ready to work feels really, really great.

"It was a little tricky at times, but the good thing was I got to follow along the tail-end of last season and watch every game Arsenal was playing, and really feel like I was a part of it which was interesting, but I did have a slight injury that kept me out for a bit so really my focus in this past few months was just getting back to full fitness, and then playing some games to get a rhythm, and that's leading nicely into the start of pre-season here.

"I will say the Arsenal fans are pretty active on the socials, I could see it in Instagram comments and stuff which was really nice to feel welcome, to know that there's the support out there for the move, that people are excited to see me come, that feels really nice because I am really, really excited to be here."

Turner is confident of settling quickly at his new club.

He added: "Yeah, I'm good friends with Christian Pulisic so obviously he's at Chelsea. And I'm tight with Brenden Aaronson as well who just signed up with Leeds. That's a little further away I know, so Antonee Robinson at Fulham and Christian Pulisic at Chelsea, I'm hoping that I'll get to spend some time with them and create those relationships off the field as well. I have a cousin who lives in London and obviously some of my friends from Uni back in the day still live in and around London."

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