Arsenal target Matt Turner is already better than Aaron Ramsdale in one key attribute

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Arsenal target Matt Turner is already better than Aaron Ramsdale in one key attribute

Arsenal are reportedly hoping to sign USA goalkeeper Matt Turner this month. The 27-year-old only made his international debut last year but has qu

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Arsenal are reportedly hoping to sign USA goalkeeper Matt Turner this month. The 27-year-old only made his international debut last year but has quickly become his country’s No 1. And Turner is already better than Arsenal stopper Aaron Ramsdale in one key attribute.

A brief look into Turner’s career shows he has been a regular for New England Revolution since 2018.

But if you delve a little deeper, you will notice an amazing penalty-saving record.

According to transfermarkt.co.uk, Turner has faced 20 penalties in his career and only conceded 11 of those at a near 50 per cent success rate.

If you compare that to Ramsdale, the Arsenal star has kept out just six penalties out of the 25 he has faced in his career – around half the success rate of Turner.

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“So, it’s a good save, an important moment, but you know the best thing of all is three points.”

Sky Sports claims Arsenal have made an offer of around £5million to sign Turner in this window.

Turner’s coach at New England Revolution is the former Chelsea goalkeeper Kevin Hitchcock.

And Hitchcock has explained why the USA star’s confidence is so high when facing a spot-kick.

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He added: “He picked up very early what I was doing, what we were doing in training.

“He was taking that into training games and he was taking that into matches at a very, very quick turnaround.

“Bruce came in and came up to me and said: ‘Who shall I play in goal?’. I said ‘Turner’. For me he was the best goalkeeper I’ve seen for a long, long time. And I’ve worked with a lot of goalkeepers.

“Every day it’s fantastic. I can’t praise him high enough. He’s come so far in such a short time.”

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