Arsenal made a surprising move today by signing Mat Ryan from Brighton. Mat Ryan will be on loan with Arsenal for the rest of the season and he will be back up to Arsenal’s first goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan could not secure the first goalie position for Brighton, as a result, he was provided the chance to go over to Arsenal for some playtime. As thing looks, Mat will be Arsenal goalie in the non-league games, Europa cup matches, FA Cup, and other non-premier league matches until the end of the 2021 football season.
If he impresses Mikel Arteta, he may stay at Arsenal for a long time to come as Arsenal is without a decent goalkeeper to back up Bernd Leno. Arsenal’s number two goalkeeper right now is Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson, but he hasn’t been impressive at all, he has given up a lot of goals in so few games, and Arsenal needed to act fast and pay for another goalie’s transfer.
Mat Ryan, 28 had made 124 game appearances.
According to Arsenal’s technical director, Edu said: “Mat is an experienced goalkeeper, a proven talent in the Premier League and has also played many internationals for Australia. Mat will further strengthen our squad with his experience and knowledge of playing at the highest level.
“Following Matt Macey’s recent move to Hibernian, 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.”
Arenal coach, Mikel Arteta said this about Mat Ryan: “We know Mat very well through his performances with Brighton in recent seasons and he brings additional quality to our squad. Mat has very good Premier League experience and has played over 100 times in the league, which is something that will benefit us greatly on and off the pitch. We welcome Mat to Arsenal and look forward to working with him this season.”
Mat Ryan’s jersey number at Arsenal will be number 33.
Arsenal’s Mar Ryan loan transfer was a surprise to many people. No one saw it coming as Arsenal plan to focus on doing undisclosed deals. Mat Ryan’s salary at Arsenal was not disclosed at the signing but he is expected to be making the same amount of money he was making while playing for Brighton.
Mathew Ryan (Mat Ryan) salary at Brighton/Arsenal
Mat Ryan’s salary at Brighton is below, he will be making £1,820,000 in annual salary and £35,000 per week. And he is expected to be making the same amount of money in wages at Arenal.