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Sport Arsenal to complete £1m Runarsson deal with goalkeeper in line for debut against Leicester in Carabao Cup

19:27  21 september  2020
19:27  21 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

Runar Alex Runarsson undergoing medical ahead of move

  Runar Alex Runarsson undergoing medical ahead of move Goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson is in London undergoing a medical ahead of his transfer to Arsenal after a £1.5m deal was agreed with Dijon, according to the Telegraph. The Gunners have wasted little time in replacing Emiliano Martinez, who left the Emirates for Aston Villa earlier this week. Mikel Arteta will be delighted to get a replacement in so quickly to act as understudy to first-choice Bernd Leno, and at such a bargain price, which leaves the Spaniard with more money to continue strengthening other areas of his squad. Runarsson is a 25-year-old Icelandic keeper who joined French Ligue 1 club Dijon in 2018 from Football Club Nordsjælland.

Runar Alex Runarsson is expected to complete his move to Arsenal on Monday afternoon and could make his debut against Leicester City on Arsenal targeted Runarsson following Emiliano Martinez’s £ 20m (.7m) move to Aston Villa last week. The Iceland international is well known to

Runar Alex Runarsson is expected to complete his move to Arsenal on Monday afternoon and could make his debut against Leicester City on Arsenal targeted Runarsson following Emiliano Martinez’s £ 20m (.7m) move to Aston Villa last week. The Iceland international is well known to

Runar Alex Runarsson is expected to complete his move to Arsenal on Monday afternoon and could make his debut against Leicester City on Wednesday night.

The Icelandic goalkeeper arrived in England on Friday and immediately travelled to Arsenal’s London Colney training base to put the finishing touches to his transfer from French side Dijon for just over £1 million (€1.1m/$1.3m), and to meet his new team-mates.

Runasson completed his medical in France on Thursday before making the journey to London and spent the weekend training while Mikel Arteta’s side made it two wins from two in the Premier League, beating West Ham 2-1 at Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Icelandic international Runar Alex Runarsson , the club announced on Monday. Runarsson makes the move to Arsenal after two seasons with Dijon, where he made 13 appearances for the French side in all competitions last season.

GOALKEEPER Runar Alex Runarsson could make his Arsenal debut this week after his arrival was confirmed. The Icelandic international spent the weekend at the club's According to Goal , Arteta could throw him in the starting XI against Leicester in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday.

Arsenal are hoping to be in a position to announce the transfer on Monday afternoon, with the final paperwork currently being completed by club lawyers.

Should everything go ahead as planned, the 25-year-old will be in contention to go straight into the squad for Wednesday night’s trip to Leicester City in the Carabao Cup third round.

Arsenal targeted Runarsson following Emiliano Martinez’s £20m ($25.7m) move to Aston Villa last week.

The Iceland international is well known to Inaki Cana, Arteta’s goalkeeper coach, who worked with him during his time with FC Nordsjaelland from 2015 to 2018, and Arteta admitted last week that Cana was playing a big part in Arsenal’s hunt for a replacement for Martinez.

Emiliano Martinez wearing a uniform: Emiliano Martinez Arsenal © Provided by Goal Emiliano Martinez Arsenal

“It goes down to what I expect from my staff,” said the Spaniard. “At the end of the day I bring in staff with very special qualities to add to what we are trying to do, and then I have to give them responsibility because I want them to be accountable for the tasks that I give to them and the clear roles that I have give to them.

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Arsenal to complete £ 1 m Runarsson deal with goalkeeper in line for debut against Leicester in … Goal .com10:47. Arsenal ’s latest signing is “all wrapped up”, he could feature against Arsenal strike Runar Alex Runarsson deal with player undergoing two-step medical Daily Star12:54 17-Sep-20.

Runarsson could be in line to make his Arsenal debut in the Carabao Cup tie against Leicester on Wednesday night. After starting his career with KR Reykjavik, Runarsson joined Danish club FC Nordsjaelland, where he worked with Arsenal ’s current goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana.

“When it comes down to the goalkeeper, he [Cana] has a big say on how we are going to implement our methodology, how we are going to train them, how we are going to train them and how we are going to treat the goalkeeping position in the short term, medium and long term.

“Obviously at the end it will be me who makes the decision, but is very important that the people around me, who have on many occasions a much clearer criteria and specificity than me, that I really listen to them and try to follow what their feelings are.

“I have big faith in Inaki as I do with the rest of the staff that are here. I will take that into the medical department, with the physios, the kit man, every department that is here. They have much more expertise than me.

"I want to control them, I want to make sure that they share their values and direction we want to take, but at the end of the day they have to most of the time execute the actions.”

Despite the imminent arrival of Runarsson, Arsenal do still hold an interest in Brentford keeper David Raya.

The Gunners have seen an offer in the region of £10m ($12.8m) knocked back for Raya by the Championship club this summer, who remain adamant that the 25-year-old will not be sold.

Raya is understood to be keen on a move to north London and Arsenal could return with another bid before the end of the transfer window, however, with third choice keeper Matt Macey’s future still unclear.

Runarsson out to emulate Lehmann & Seaman after linking up with Arsenal .
The Icelandic goalkeeper grew up watching Gunners greats and is hoping to become a reliable last line of defence in his own right at Emirates StadiumThe Gunners have moved to bolster their shot-stopping options after sanctioning a £20m ($26m) switch to Aston Villa for Emiliano Martinez.

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