The Gunners tried to provide competition for their no. 1, Bernd Leno, by signing Brighton and Hove Albion’s 28-year-old goalkeeper.
With summer signing
having failed to impress,
on loan until the end of the season. The Australian had been fallen out of
favor as Brighton’s boss preferred
showed his delight over signing for
on his Twitter page revealing he will wear No.33 for the Gunners.
"Signing for the club you grew up supporting as a kid. Buzzing to be beginning this new chapter and will give everything I’ve got to contribute to the first club I ever loved."
promotion to the Premier League in 2017, the 28-year-old was signed by
as he went on to make Premier League 121 appearances for the Seagulls.
told the Gunners' official website:
“We know Mat very well through his performances with Brighton in recent seasons and he brings additional quality to our squad.
"Mat has very good Premier League experience and has played over 100 times in the league, which is something that will benefit us greatly on and off the pitch. We welcome Mat to Arsenal and look forward to working with him this season.”
, told his club's official website:
“Mat has been a great servant to the club in the Premier League, and he has played no small part for the club at this level.
“We have incredible talent and competition at this club for just one position, and understandably, as Australia's No 1, Mat wants the chance of more regular opportunities.
“Mat is a pleasure to work with, a consummate professional and someone who works incredibly hard at his game. We wish him well at Arsenal and will be watching his progress there.”