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Australian Goalkeeper, Mat Ryan joins Arsenal on loan

Mat Ryan, 28, a Brighton and Australia goalkeeper joins Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.

The Australian International will wear number 33 at Arsenal and will compete with Bernd Leno and Alex Runarsson for the starting spot.

In 2013, Ryan moved to Club Brugge, where he played for two years before joining Valencia. He kept a clean sheet on 5 October 2019 in a 3–0 home victory against Tottenham.

He played at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups as well as the 2015 and 2019 Asian Cups, winning the Best Goalkeeper award at the 2015 tournament.

The 28-year-old lose his starting spot to Robert Sanchez after a 3-0 loss to Leicester in December.

According to Arsenal sporting director Edu, he said, “Mat will provide very good competition and positive support to all our goalkeepers and we are looking forward to him integrating quickly into the set-up here at Arsenal.”

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