Arsenal Confirm Runar Alex Runarsson Signing, Shirt Number Announced

Arsenal have announced the signing of goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson on a long-term contract after a fee of around £1.5m was agreed with Ligue 1 club Dijon.

The 25-year-old arrived at the Arsenal training ground last Friday to undergo a medical ahead of the move.

He is set to become the deputy to Bernd Leno, who regained the No 1 spot following Martinez's exit, but could make his debut in Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash away at Leicester City.

Here's what Runarsson told after his announcement: “I'm just extremely happy, extremely proud, it is a big day for me and my family. I can't wait to get started!

“It is one of the biggest clubs in the world – they've won the Premier League 13 times, the FA Cup 14 times, it is a huge club and obviously playing in the Premier League as well, it is a win-win situation.

“I know it is going to be a lot of hard work, but I am ready to do everything I can to get the most amount of minutes as possible.”

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Runarsson becomes the sixth signing of the window for the Gunners and will wear the No 13 shirt.


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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.