US’s Matt Turner likely will have month between matches

Nov 8, 2022, 9:53 PM | Updated: Nov 9, 2022, 11:54 am
Arsenal's goalkeeper Matt Turner celebrates a goal from his teammate Granit Xhaka against PSV durin...

Arsenal's goalkeeper Matt Turner celebrates a goal from his teammate Granit Xhaka against PSV during the Europa League soccer match between Arsenal and PSV at Emirates stadium in London, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)

(AP Photo/Ian Walton)

American goalkeeper Matt Turner was on the bench for Arsenal’s third-round League Cup game against Brighton on Wednesday night and likely will head to the World Cup without having played a competitive match in a month.

Turner, a 28-year-old from New Jersey, has not played since Oct. 20 against PSV Eindhoven. He has been limited to four Europa League matches as Arsenal’s No. 2 goalkeeper behind Aaron Ramsdale.

Estonian goalkeeper Karl Hein was set to make his senior Arsenal debut against Brighton.

Arsenal’s final game before the World Cup is a Premier League match at Wolverhampton on Saturday.

The U.S. opens the World Cup on Nov. 21 against Wales in Qatar.

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