Premier League: Socceroo’s shot stopper Mat Ryan has moved to British giants Arsenal after falling out of favor at Brighton and Hove Albion

Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has left Brighton for Arsenal Image: Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFPS Source: AFP

SOCCEROOS coach Graham Arnold has helped Mat Ryan to have enough playing time at Arsenal to maintain his position as the goalkeeper of choice in Australia

In Brighton, Ryan was loaned to the Gunners for the remainder of the season – the team he supported as a boy

Former Central Coast Mariners custodian starts second in the goalkeeping pecking order at Arsenal behind established No. 1 Bernd Leno, but Arnold said Ryan was better off with the London giants than Brighton, where he fell for a third-choice glove maker was

“Having Arsenal on your resume and being in such a big club is fantastic,” said Arnold

“The most important thing is that Maty keeps working hard and pushing the number one goalkeeper all the way

Arnold predicted that in the Europa League and FA Cup campaigns, Ryan would get an opportunity from Arsenal to assert his claims for a permanent position in the first team

“You have a busy schedule ahead of you and (Arsenal manager) Mikel Arteta is a coach who changes players pretty often and uses his entire squad to deal with this busy schedule,” he said

“It’s a great thing for Maty. It will give him new energy, it will give him the prestige of being in a big club and the stress of being in a relegation battle will be taken away”

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“Representing you is something I never thought would become a reality, but I am very grateful that it is,” the 28-year-old A-League championship administrator told the Arsenal’s YouTube channel

“A lot of respect from you when it comes to paying attention or appreciation to what I have done so far in my career and really seeing a lot in me that you believe will be too Club could benefit, “he said

With the Socceroos, who are due to return to action in March 2022 for the World Cup qualification against Kuwait and Nepal, Ryan needs some playing time

“If the coach and club don’t like them, talk about why and what your chances are of playing”If the odds are slim, get out and go somewhere else”

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