The boyhood Gunners fan has loved his time at Emirates Stadium and may be back for more with Brighton favouring other options in goal

Mat Ryan’s short-term loan at Arsenal has come to a close, but the Australian goalkeeper has hinted that he may be back for more at Emirates Stadium in 2021-22.

The 29-year-old, who grew up a Gunners supporter, is due to return to parent club Brighton this summer.

However he is down the pecking order at the Amex Stadium and only tied to a contract to 2022, which means a permanent return to north London could be on the cards.

What has been said?

Ryan wrote on Twitter, saying: “Have had a blast with this last chapter experiencing all that’s been involved in representing Arsenal. Have learnt so much and enjoyed every minute of it. 

“To the many great people around the club whom I’ve had the pleasure of associating with, thank you for making me feel welcome and making the transition into the family a very easy one, I look forward to continuing the relationships well into the future. Excited for what the future will bring.”