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Maty Ryan names the exact moment he 'fell in love' with Arsenal

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Arsenal new boy Maty Ryan revealed when he joined us that he was huge fan of the club. He was delighted to be given the opportunity to represent the side he loved as a kid, and he made his debut at the weekend.

Although we lost at Villa Park, Ryan kept us in the game until the very end. He made a couple of brilliant saves, and he would have made the Gooner inside him really proud with a quality debut display.

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Ryan spoke to Arsenal’s official website today about the reason behind his love for the Gunners. He has revealed that he became a Gooner because he fell in love with the king – Thierry Henry.

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Ryan: Thierry Henry made man an Arsenal fan

He said: “I was a young kid at my friend’s house and we were watching television at the time and on came a documentary of Thierry Henry. Being a football lover, me and my friend sat there watching and we were just in awe of his achievements and what he was doing in this documentary.

“It was obviously a montage of highlights, of goals he’d scored and the success he’d helped contribute to at Arsenal with what they’d won in those times. From that moment on, I basically fell in love with him and the club and became an Arsenal supporter.

“I have been, I was going to say until this day, but I guess when I was down there in Brighton and signed there, you guys became a rival. So I guess a little less so then, but it’s still a club that had a special place in my heart and now even more so than it ever has in the past because I’ve got the opportunity to represent them now.”

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Ryan might just have played his last game this season

The only reason Ryan started against Villa was because of Bernd Leno’s suspension. The German is now back and unless he receives another red card or gets himself injured, he will start every single game until the end of the season.

That means Ryan will have settle for a spot on the bench despite putting up a fairly decent debut performance. However, that display might just have convinced Arsenal to sign him permanently in the summer.

Ryan clearly has no future at Brighton. The Seagulls will be happy to let him leave permanently in the summer, and the fact that he will have just one year left on his contract should make this move a very easy one for us.

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