Arsenal ‘accidentally’ announces new summer signing as Edu readies £19.2m transfer exit

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Arsenal ‘accidentally’ announces new summer signing as Edu readies £19.2m transfer exit

Let’s face it, as exciting as the transfer rumours are, it’s not quite the same as an actual player being confirmed, is it?

Fortunately, Arsenal has already confirmed a new acquisition before the season has even begun.

Arsenal fans were left disappointed and underwhelmed by the January transfer window, which saw no signings come through the door.

The club did, however, agree to summer deals with MLS duo Matt Turner and Austin Trusty, who are expected to arrive in time for pre-season.

Although Turner and his current club, the New England Revolution, have announced their want to join the Gunners this summer, Arsenal has been tight-lipped about any potential trade until now.

According to, the club will aim to officially confirm the signing in June when Turner goes over for a physical, but they might as well simply declare it now.

That’s because, by posting an Instagram story from his wedding, they unwittingly disclosed Turner will be an Arsenal player.

The photograph depicts a bunch of red and white flowers, as well as a note that reads, ‘Congratulations on your wedding day!’ From everyone at Arsenal FC, best wishes.’

This is as blatant as it gets; Arsenal has a history of trying to conceal the worst-kept secrets, and it looks that little has changed!

The 27-year-old USMNT shot-stopper is anticipated to replace Bernd Leno, who is now a backup to Aaron Ramsdale.

Sports Dias comprehends Leno, who arrived for £19.2 million in 2018, is being pursued by Bundesliga clubs ahead of a possible transfer this summer, with the player previously voicing his initial dissatisfaction at being dropped.

“It was a setback and a bitter moment,” he told Spox, via Goal. “But that’s sport, you have to accept that. It wasn’t easy, but I couldn’t feel sorry for myself. It was clearly communicated to me that it had nothing to do with my performance and was therefore difficult to accept at first.

“I had always played well in the years before and was hardly ever injured. That hits you hard. But as I said, there’s no reason to feel sorry for yourself. You have to look ahead and keep working on yourself. That’s what I did.”

As much as I sympathize with Leno, Ramsdale has been fantastic for Gunners  this season. 

Given the money spent for him, as well as the other profiles brought in last summer, it was evident that Arteta was going to prioritize youth in his ambitions.

Keeping Leno at the club was critical for Ramsdale’s growth and squad depth, but with Turner’s impending arrival, the German international should look for a new club where he can demonstrate his abilities on a regular basis.

The 30-year-old will have one year left on his contract in June, so the club is unlikely to get anything for him.

Despite this, Leno is an accomplished goalkeeper with a lot to offer, therefore we should absolutely strive to acquire at least £10m – £15m for him.


Arsenal ‘accidentally’ announces new summer signing as Edu readies £19.2m transfer exit

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