Matt Turner earned his first competitive start at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday and the U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper walked away with his first shutout and his second UEFA Europa League victory.
Turner made three saves for Mikel Arteta’s squad in a 3-0 win over Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt, giving Arsenal its second group stage win of the competition. The former New England Revolution homegrown returned in between the posts for cup play and was up to the tasks in front of the Arsenal faithful. Turner’s best save came in the 56th minute as he dove to his right to deny Amahl Pellegrino from finding the bottom-right corner.
Ulrik Saltnes was also denied by Turner’s efforts in the 92nd minute as the 28-year-old held on for his first shutout in London. Turner will now prepare for his third UEL start next week as Arsenal visits Bodo/Glimt on Matchday 4.
Elsewhere in Europe, Sergino Dest made his first AC Milan start in a 3-0 loss at Chelsea. Josh Cohen made four saves in Maccabi Haifa’s 3-1 loss to Juventus. Weston McKennie played 90 minutes for Juventus.
In England, Zack Steffen earned his first Middlesbrough victory in a 1-0 win over Birmingham City. Josh Sargent assisted once in Norwich City’s 1-1 draw with Reading. Ethan Horvath and Luton Town tied Huddersfield Town 3-3 at home.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad action:
Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in AC Milan’s 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday.
Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play for Chelsea.
Weston McKennie started and played 90 minutes in Juventus 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.
Josh Cohen started, made FOUR SAVES, and played 90 minutes for Maccabi Haifa.
Malik Tillman started and played 66 minutes in Rangers 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Tuesday.
James Sands was suspended for Rangers.
John Brooks dressed but did not play in Benfica’s 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham on Tuesday.
Owen Otasowie did not dress in Club Brugge’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress (Injury) in Celtic’s 3-1 loss to RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Gio Reyna did not dress (Injury) in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday.
Matt Turner started, made THREE SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.
Henry Wingo started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Ferencvaros 4-1 loss to Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.
Jordan Pefok started and played 74 minutes in Union Berlin’s 1-0 win over Malmo on Thursday.
Romain Gall dressed but did not play for Malmo.
Mix Diskerud started and played 72 minutes in Omonia Nicosia’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United on Thursday.
Richie Ledezma dressed but did not play in PSV’s 5-1 win over FC Zurich on Thursday.
Josh Sargent started, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 1-1 draw with Reading on Tuesday.
Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Blackpool on Wednesday.
Auston Trusty started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
Zack Steffen started, made FOUR SAVES, and played 90 minutes for Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
Matthew Hoppe did not dress for Middlesbrough.
Ethan Horvath started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes in Luton Town’s 3-3 draw with Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.
Duane Holmes started and played 82 minutes for Huddersfield on Tuesday.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.
Vaughn Covil is OUT (Injury) for Hull City.
Daryl Dike is OUT (Injury) for West Brom.
Joe Efford started, scored ONE GOAL, registered ONE ASSIST, and played 70 minutes in Motherwell’s 5-0 win over Ross County on Tuesday.
Alan Sonora came off the bench and played 26 minutes in Independiente’s 2-1 loss to Central Cordoba on Wednesday.