Arsenal summer signing has been speaking to CBS Sports about his start to life at Arsenal following a move from New England Revolution.
MATT TURNER PUZZLED BY ARSENAL FANS
Well, the United States international has only made two appearances for the Gunners since his £7.5m move back in June, although he has been met with chants of “USA, USA” in those outings.
Speaking to CBS Sports, Turner admitted he is unsure whether the Arsenal fans are “making fun” of him or supporting him when bellowing out the chant.
The American said: “Some of the guys were giving me a bit of stick in the locker room about the chant. I don’t know if (the fans) are making fun of me or cheering me on, but it’s pretty funny for me regardless.”
We aren’t quite sure how Turner could view the chant as anything other than a form of endearment.
Despite playing second fiddle to Aaron Ramsdale, the 28-year-old has been well received by the Emirates Stadium faithful, potentially due to the fact that he has made no secret of his love for the Gunners in years gone by.
Turner was also filmed refusing to sign a Tottenham shirt shortly after his move to Arsenal was announced, something that is bound to please supporters.
MATT TURNER MUST WORK ON PASSING AT ARSENAL
In our view, Turner needs to become more confident in possession – especially if Mikel Arteta plans to use him in the Europa League throughout the entire competition.
In both European outings so far, the American hasn’t necessarily looked shaky, but he has certainly avoided passing out from the back when the options are there to pick out further up the field.
Ramsdale excels at getting Arsenal on the attack from inside his own penalty area, so if Turner is to ensure the Gunners do not go down a gear when he starts, he must improve technically and expand his passing range.
Fortunately, he has plenty of technically gifted teammates at London Colney to learn from in that respect, so it is surely only a matter of time until he becomes sharper with his feet.