Maty Ryan: Boyhood Arsenal dream come true
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Like all young Aussies and kids around the world, Maty Ryan grew up dreaming of joining and representing his favourite football team. Now, that dream has become a reality for Maty after he signed with Premier League club Arsenal in January.

Maty explains how the move came about, the role Socceroos legend Tim Cahill played in making it happen, and Ryan’s first impressions of behind the scenes at Arsenal.

He also powerfully reflects on exactly what it means to pull on the shirt of the team he supported as a child and he reveals what he’s hoping to achieve during his loan stint for the remainder of the season.

Ryan also discusses some of his greatest memories in Green and Gold, including the 2015 Asian Cup, and gives his take on the impressive form of a handful of Australian goalkeepers throughout Europe and Asia.

*This podcast was recorded prior to Ryan's Arsenal debut against Aston Villa.

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