New Arsenal Signing Matt Turner Refuses to Sign a Tottenham Hotspur Shirt Sparking Wild Reactions Online

New Arsenal Signing Matt Turner Refuses to Sign a Tottenham Hotspur Shirt Sparking Wild Reactions Online

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner drew a sharp debate online when he refused to sign a jersey of a supposed Tottenham Hotspur fan
  • Turner will be joining Arsenal this summer and given the rivalry in North London, Turner appeared to be gearing for the fierce derbies
  • The 27-year-old has spent his entire career in the Major League Soccer and will be hoping to go to the World Cup with the United States

Incoming Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner refused to sign a Tottenham Hotspur jersey which excited fans online.

Turner will join Arsenal officially from New England Revolution and that act has already endeared himself to many Gunners fans.

There is always some deep-rooted rivalry between the two clubs in what is called the North-London derby. Turner seemed to be already aware of this rivalry as depicted by this video from Sky Sports.

Turner is expected to be Mikel Arteta's backup goalkeeper but has already promised that he will fight for the number one spot from Aaron Ramsdale.

He has made 18 appearances for the United States National team and will be hoping to be included in USA's squad for the world cup.

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Matt Turner in action for the United States. Photo by David Buono
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Reacting to Turner's gesture, @LauraDale said

Good lad. Can't wait to see him in the red and white.

Prashant tweeted:

Players shouldn't do that to a fan but this is the kind of shithousery I enjoy.

Granit Xhaka's yellow card against Leeds United under scrutiny

Sports Brief had earlier reported that the circumstances surrounding the issuance of a yellow card against Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is under investigation. Xhaka was yellow carded in a Premier League game against Leeds United in the 86th minute at Elland Road on December 18th.

The Football Association(FA) had been alerted of suspicious betting activity around the incident and has been investigating the matter for six months. The FA has now handed the case over to National Crime Agency to dig deeper.

Neither Xhaka himself nor Arsenal, are under investigation. Concerns had been raised after an unusually high amount of money was placed on Xhaka getting a yellow card in the last 10 minutes of the game.

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