American goalkeeper Matt Turner was on the bench for Arsenal’s third-round League Cup game against Brighton on Wednesday night and likely will head to the World Cup without having played a competitive match in a month.
Turner, a 28-year-old from New Jersey, has not played since Oct. 20 against PSV Eindhoven. He has been limited to four Europa League matches as Arsenal’s No. 2 goalkeeper behind Aaron Ramsdale.
Estonian goalkeeper Karl Hein was set to make his senior Arsenal debut against Brighton.
Arsenal’s final game before the World Cup is a Premier League match at Wolverhampton on Saturday.
The U.S. opens the World Cup on Nov. 21 against Wales in Qatar.
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