‘Very, very close’: Charles Watts claims Arsenal are on brink of announcing ‘remarkable’ signing

Charles Watts says Matt Turner is “definitely” arriving at Arsenal this week to complete his Gunners move.

The Gunners are yet to announce the signing of Turner, despite other official sources stating it’s a done deal.

New England Revolution confirmed in February that Turner would be joining Arsenal this summer.

Last week, the United States international gave an interview to Sky Sports about his thoughts on the move.

However, all the signs are pointing towards Arsenal finally confirming the deal over the next few days.

Express journalist Ryan Taylor said on YouTube: “Turner will be having his medical on Wednesday.

“He officially joins on July 1st, and that should be confirmed later in the week.”

Now, Watts has elaborated on Turner’s imminent switch to the Gunners.

“That still hasn’t been confirmed by Arsenal even though it’s been done for so long now,” he said on YouTube.

“But I think we’re very, very close to that being confirmed.

“I think, I believe that Matt Turner will be at Arsenal tomorrow, which is Thursday.

“So either today or tomorrow that he’s arriving, but he’s definitely arriving this week to sort out all the formalities on his move.

“And then it will be officially announced by Arsenal.

“I suspect that’s probably the next deal we might hear confirmed by Arsenal in terms of incomings or outgoings.”

“He’s a good student of the game”

Bernd Leno is likely to leave Arsenal in search of first-team football.

Therefore, Mikel Arteta was right to source and snap up a replacement.

Turner is a great shout for the Gunners – he has plenty of experience at both club and international level.

The 28-year-old became first-choice at New England in 2018 and was a mainstay in between their sticks.

He made 111 league, cup and playoff appearances for his club.

Turner was MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021 and was also the MVP of the MLS All-Star Game.

The 6ft 3in ace has enjoyed a similar rise at international level, making 18 appearances for the USMNT.

In June last year, New England head coach Bruce Arena described Turner as “remarkable“.

“He’s improved greatly,” Fotmob quoted Arena as saying.

“He continues to improve, he works real hard, he’s a good student of the game, a great person.”