RYAN ‘THRIVING’ AT ARSENAL
Arsenal newboy Mat Ryan feels he is ‘thriving’ under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.
The Aussie goalkeeper joined the Gunners on loan from Brighton in January having fallen out of favour at the Amex.
Bernd Leno’s red card against Wolves meant Ryan was thrown into action against Aston Villa, but he is already loving life in north London.
Ryan told The World Game: “Although we lost the game against Villa, I think I can take a lot of positives from that match.
“Hopefully I’m able to provide a bit of a headache for the manager in his team selection going forward, and create competition for spots.
“[Arteta]’s really impressed me since coming in.
“He makes it clear what’s expected of each player in every aspect of the game.
“It’s all about instilling a winning mentality and everyone is buying into that.
“I really feel like I’m thriving in this environment.”