Karl Hein signs new deal with Arsenal as Arteta hails Estonia keeper

Estonia keeper Karl Hein signs new contract with Gunners

Karl Hein signs new deal with Arsenal as Arteta hails Estonia keeper

Sporting director Edu praises Karl Hein after signing new deal at the Emirates

Arsenal have confirmed third choice keeper Karl Hein has signed a new deal with the club. 

The Estonia international joined the Gunners back in 2018 from his hometown club, Nõmme United, where he made his debut at the age of 16.

Boss Mikel Arteta said: “Karl has continued to impress us with his attitude and commitment to getting better every day.

“We value being part of his continued development and I want to congratulate him on earning a new deal with the club.”

Hein began his Arsenal career as a scholar and turned pro the year after.

During the 2020-21 season, Hein featured in Mikel Arteta's first-team squad for the first time in a Europa League game.

Hein added: “I’m delighted to extend my contract and continue my journey in this amazing club after six years. Hopefully, there will be even more good memories and successes for the club.”

Hein spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Championship side Reading, making five league appearances for the Royals, before making his full Arsenal debut in a Carabao Cup game against Brighton the following November.

Sporting Director Edu added: “We’re very happy that Karl will continue his development as an Arsenal player.

“He’s an exciting prospect and a popular member of the squad.

“We look forward to seeing him progress to the next stage of his career.”

Karl's new contract is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

Arsenal added in a statement: "We are delighted to confirm Karl Hein has signed a new contract with the club."

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