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Matt Turner has admitted that he is ready for a new challenge as he prepared to say goodbye to his team-mates ahead of his Arsenal move

Turner is set to officially join the Gunners this summer after the premier League giants made the decision early in the season to sign the American big man

Turner was named MLS goalkeeper of the year last season, has made 109 appearances for New England Revolution and has 16 caps for the USA – it has been hailed as a smart move from Arsenal to sign the stopper.

He intends to play one last game for the Revolution to say goodbye to his friends and fans before joining his wife in London, and he has admitted that he is ready for the new challenge – while also admitting he wants to make it to the world cup this year

“Those same people are probably the ones that were saying that because I play in MLS, I don’t deserve to play for the national team,” Turner said on

“So it’s hard for me to swallow all the things that people say from time to time. I’m going to go out there, I’m going to put my best foot forward. I think it’s definitely a step up for me, and I’m going to take this as far as I can do it.”

“Well, I’ve been playing pretty well in MLS for the better part of three years now. And given the environment of transfers for goalkeepers in particular, this is the first real interest, first real offer that I’ve had,”

“And I’ve been trying to make things happen for quite some time. So it seemed like the right time for me.

“Being a week in, week out starter in MLS didn’t guarantee me to be a starter here for the national team, and going to the World Cup, I obviously want to play games. So I need to shake things up in my club career and I think this is a positive step forward, for me in the long term and in the immediate future.”

“I still have a little business to take care of over in Foxborough, one more game,” said Turner. “I’m hoping that it’ll be a nice little send-off and I can say bye to the fans and people that are so close to my heart, that really welcomed me to the area. It’s pretty emotional, though, overall, with everything because it’s where I first became a professional.

“It’s where I became a man. It’s where I fell in love. It’s where I got married. It’s where I found out I was having my first child. So a lot of firsts in that area. And it’s going to be tough to leave behind, for sure. But I think I’m ready. I know who I am. And I know I’m ready for a new challenge.”

Richarlison boost…

Everton and Arsenal transfer target Richarlison has broken his silence on his future – amid all the speculation surrounding his name

Richarlison is a man that is a full Brazil International and one of the most highly-rated attacks in the Premier League – despite that poor season in front of goal this campaign

However – there has been alot of speculation in the media recently about his future at Everton and whether or not he will be leaving the club when the transfer window open up – with Arsenal linked with a move

The Gunners have reportedly been eyeing up a move for Richarlison for some time now – but that massive £80 million price tag that has been placed on his head is a fee that they have not been willing to pay

However – that has not stopped the speculation the Gunners will try again in the coming transfer window – and amid all the speculation – Richarlison has come out and stated that he has already told the Everton board what he wants

Richarlison said: “I’ve already made it clear to the board.

“I’ve already talked to Frank Lampard too, with my agents and they know what I want. Let’s wait for June.

“Now I can’t talk, because when we talk about leaving a club I’m kind of like this, because of the history I have at Everton, the affection that the fans have for me.

“When we talk about leaving I’m a little speechless.”

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Richarlison has that arrogance that all the top players have inside them – but in the right team – he could be one of the best in the Premier League

He would not the the main striker at Arsenal – but he would offer them goals from the wing – and the way Mikel Arteta plays – he would suit the system at the Emirates

Everton do not want him to leave – but we would be shocked to see him stay

Arsenal told sign Soucek…

Noel Whelan reckons Arsenal should sign Tomas Soucek from West Ham during the upcoming summer transfer window

Soucek has been one of the outstanding players for David Moyes this season and a player that has chipped in with a few goals when the club need it most

He is a vital part of that Hammers squad – but there has ben alot of speculation in the media that he is very much open to the idea of leaving the club in the transfer window in search of a bigger move

The Gunners will surely be battling for a top four spot next season and maybe a trophy – the Hammers will probably not as it is widely expected that all their big players could are being chase by all the big clubs

And amid all the speculation that Arsenal may be interested in a possible deal for Soucek – Whelan believes he will do a great job for the Spanish manager if Arteta manages to bring him to the Emirates

He told Football Insider: “Where would Soucek go? Would he fit into an Arsenal team, like a Xhaka out there? That’s a possibility.

“He’s got that kind of Patrick Vieira style about him, hasn’t he? Soucek dominates midfield as he’s good with his height. He breaks forward, gets into good areas in the box and he’s got the energy to get up and down.

“That might be something that they look at as an improvement on what they’ve got in that midfield area.”

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Soucek is a man that would give this Arsenal side a bit more quality – he is a fighter – and is a player that is willing to throw his body on the line

If Arteta was looking to add something different to his squad in the summer – Soucek would be a very good option guys


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