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Entertainment Runar Alex Runarsson arrives at Arsenal as Mikel Arteta hints another transfer will follow

23:30  18 september  2020
23:30  18 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Mikel Arteta insists he wants Alex Runarsson to create ‘healthy competition’ at Arsenal after the Gunners signed the Iceland goalkeeper on a four-year contract from Dijon. Runarsson , 25, made 13 appearances for French outfit Dijon last season and has five caps for his country.

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson . The Icelandic international has joined the Gunners in a transfer understood to be worth around £1million. He has signed a four year contract with the club and will wear the No.13 shirt.

Runar Alex Runarsson has joined Arsenal on a four-year contract Credit: REUTERS. The 25 year-old arrives to provide competition for first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno following the departure of Mikel Arteta ’s side are pursuing another goalkeeper because they are expecting to lose Matt Macey

The Dijon stopper is set to complete a move to north London with Goal reporting he has arrived at their training ground to put pen to paper.

An announcement is expected to confirm the move in the next 48-72 hours - and Mikel Arteta has hinted another new keeper could yet follow.

The Gunners had a £10million bid for Brentford’s David Raya rejected as they look to strengthen their options to back-up Bernd Leno.

Emiliano Martinez completed his move to Aston Villa this week leaving youngster Matt Macey as next in line to Leno as things stand.

Asked about Runarsson at his press conference on Friday, Arteta said: "Obviously with the departure of Emi, which is a big loss and someone that I think we all wish the best to for what he has done for the football club as well as the person that he is - we have to replace him.

“We are looking in the market and I think we will shortly in a position to announce a new signing.”

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Rúnarsson arrives as Mikel Arteta reshapes his goalkeeping department following the departure of Emiliano Martínez to Aston Villa last week. Rúnarsson – whose full name is Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson – played there between spells in his home country with KR Reykjavik and Dijon, who he joined in 2018.

GOALKEEPER Runar Alex Runarsson could make his Arsenal debut this week after his arrival Mikel Arteta said: “We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward to seeing According to Goal, Arteta could throw him in the starting XI against Leicester in the Carabao Cup third

"I don't know, in football the hours can become days and then something that looks unlikely can happen straight away, so unfortunately I cannot tell you.

”Depending on what is going to happen with our third goalkeeping position as well because we had some talks about that over the past few months so still the market is open and things can change.”

Arsenal are also in the market for a midfielder - but Arteta was tight-lipped on potential moves for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar or Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.

He added; ”Sorry, unfortunately I cannot talk about players that are not at our club but I appreciate the question."


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