American goalkeeper Matt Turner was dressed and on the bench for Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Chelsea on Sunday after missing three matches with an injured groin.
Turner did not dress for one Premier League and two Europa League games. He has not played since Oct. 20 against PSV Eindhoven and has been limited to four Europa League matches as Arsenal’s No. 2 goalkeeper behind Aaron Ramsdale.
Turner’s last chance for playing time ahead of the World Cup appears to be the League Cup third-round match against Brighton on Wednesday – the same day U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter plans to announce his 26-man World Cup roster.
A 28-year-old from New Jersey, Turner is competing with Zack Steffen of second-tier Middlesbrough, Ethan Horvath of second-tier Luton and Sean Johnson of New York City FC for the three goalkeeper spots on the roster.
Back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament, the U.S. opens against Wales on Nov. 21, plays England in a Black Friday matchup four days later and closes group play on Nov. 29 against Iran.
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