Arsenal have now reached an agreement with Nottingham Forest over the transfer of goalkeeper Matt Turner.

That’s according to David Ornstein, who confirmed that the 29-year-old is set for a medical later today with the deal set to be completed.

This now also means that Arsenal will likely complete a deal to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, who will replace Turner to provide competition for Aaron Ramsdale.

It is currently unclear what the fee for Turner will be, but a deal is now in place and will likely be confirmed in the coming days, as reported in The Athletic.

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Nottingham Forest targeted Turner as they sought out a new goalkeeper, having loaned Dean Henderson and Keylor Navas from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain last season.

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The USA number one arrived from New England Revolution last year, having built up a reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in MLS.

He failed to make a single league appearance for Arsenal, with Ramsdale an ever-present as Mikel Arteta’s side finished second, but he did appear in the FA Cup and Europa League.

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He conceded just four times in his seven appearances, whilst also keeping four clean sheets. He started in Arsenal’s draw away with Sporting Club De Portugal in the Europa League, in what became his final appearance, but there were raised eyebrows when Ramsdale was selected ahead of him for the second leg, and with Arsenal losing on penalties, it was a game in which he could have stood out.

Arteta described him as “phenomenal” after keeping a clean sheet against Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League group stages, but it was clear that he did not trust Turner for the big occasions, and he was always set to be a backup to Ramsdale, rather than a true competitor for his spot.

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