Arsenal's Shea talks about his first week in Colorado camp

Goalkeeper talks about the opportunity, the altitude, and how the players have welcomed him

“You just can’t say no to a team like Colorado.”

That’s the view of Arsenal goalkeeper James Shea, who arrived on Monday for a fortnight’s training with the Rapids.

His move was initiated by Arsenal goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton, who spoke with Shea about the opportunity, one the youngster admitted was too good to turn down.

“It’s unbelievable, the setting," Shea said after Wednesday's training. "Beautiful mountains in the background, loads of wide-open space and look at the weather. When I arrived on Monday it was freezing. Now, it’s like a lovely spring day.”

Shea has also quickly taken to his team-mates.

“We’ve had some banter with the players already," he said. "I got introduced and the lads had a bit of a laugh and a joke, which I’m used to. But it’s been good. I’ve enjoyed it so far.”

Listen as the 21-year-old talks about the adjusting to the climate, the altitude, his view of MLS, and how he's learned from Arsenal teammates Wojiech Szczesny, Lukas Fabianski and Vito Mannone.