Shirt Number Confirmed For Arsenal New Goalkeeper Mat Ryan

Arsenal have added a new signing and that’s Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan on loan until the end of the season.

The Australian international has been out of favour on the south coast and will now provide back-up to Bernd Leno.

Mikel Arteta had been keen to add a goalkeeper in January and Ryan has now filled that void.

“We know Mat very well through his performances with Brighton in recent seasons and he brings additional quality to our squad,” said Arteta.

“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 will wear the No.33 shirt at Arsenal, which he has supported since he was a boy.

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The 28-year-old joined Brighton from Valencia following their promotion to the Premier League and established himself as their first-choice goalkeeper.

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