Arsenal new boy Turner opens up on fave player Giroud who sister "had crush on"

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Arsenal's new signing Matt Turner has brought a new fan with him as well in the shape of his sister, who had a major crush on one former player.

The Gunners have not held back this summer and Mikel Arteta is in the process of yet another summer splurge with three signings already through the door. They are not the only ones, as well, with prospective moves for Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, Lisandro Martinez and Raphinha in the pipeline.

But those who have already been confirmed include Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and – the latest to be announced – Turner. The American has been brought in to compete in goal with Aaron Ramsdale, as well as likely replace Bernd Leno on the bench.

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And the 28-year-old has opened up about his new club after penning a long-term contract from MLS side New England Revolution and revealing he is already a big supporter of Arsenal. But he is not the only one with his sister also a huge fan, and of Olivier Giroud in particular.

He said: "So I grew up in North Jersey, I didn’t play football until I was 14 years old, so as soon as that came around, the World Cup came around in 2010, I really started getting into football.

"The US had a great run in that tournament, some magical moments I’ll call it, and from there I bought my first Fifa game, my sisters both played for a youth team called The Arsenal growing up, so it was just kind of a natural connection there, and from there I began to follow the team pretty closely and so did the rest of my family.

"Obviously there’s some fun years with Olivier Giroud bagging goals, he was always fun to watch, my sister had a huge crush on him so it was pretty funny, he’s a handsome guy."

Turner went more into detail over the Arsenal team he remembers watching, detailing those from a decade ago. At the time Arsene Wenger was in charge but this was no golden age for the Gunners, though the USA international was still supportive.

He added: "Just everyone really, from the start back then in 2013/2014, 2011/2012, those teams, Per Mertesacker, Wojciech Szczesny when he was here, just a fun team to watch, exciting, Alexis Sanchez, a lot of firing power and a lot of talent.

"So they’re a good team to support and when I went to uni I went with a bunch of guys that were from England, so they’d come over, and they’re all fans of different clubs, and so Saturday, Sunday mornings in the US were always a good time for us to watch the Prem together."


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