Mat Ryan has explained why he didn’t join Arsenal permanently, despite a positive meeting with Mikel Arteta before his loan.
One of the many positions Arsenal needed to fill in the summer was in goal, with Bernd Leno the only serious contender for Premier League starts.
The Gunners had addressed that issue from January to May using Mat Ryan, who joined on a loan deal from Brighton and Hove Albion. A popular figure in North London, there was some hope he might return permanently in the summer.
Ryan had a conversation with Mikel Arteta about his spell with the club, but it didn’t lead to anything.