Arsenal’s New £1m Goalkeeper Has Arrived And Will Debut Against Leicester City

Runar Alex Runarsson will be expectedly completing his move to Arsenal on Monday afternoon and could make his debut against Leicester City on Wednesday night.

The Icelandic international 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.

According to Goal, Runasson completed his medical in France on Thursday before making the journey to London.

Mikel Arteta's side 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 Icelandic goalkeeper will be in contention to go straight into the squad for Wednesday night’s trip to Leicester City in the Carabao Cup third round.

The 25-year-old is well known to Inaki Cana, Arteta’s goalkeeper coach.

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

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