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Arsenal ready to sell Alex Runarsson after Mikel Arteta gives 'green light'

Arsenal ready to sell Alex Runarsson after Mikel Arteta gives 'green light'

His time looks to be up in north London.

Arsenal are ready to sell back-up goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson, according to the latest reports.

The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from French side Dijon in 2018 following the departure of Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa.

However, he has only made six first team appearances for Mikel Arteta, spending the last two seasons on loan at Belgium’s OH Leuven and Turkish side Alanyaspor.

Runarsson has started every Super Lig match for Alanyaspor this season, but has conceded a whopping 46 goals, the fourth most in the division. Whilst he has kept just four clean sheets in 26 outings.

The shot-stopper has established himself as Iceland's number one between the sticks, starting their 3-0 Euro 2024 defeat to Bosnia on Thursday.

Although Runarsson looks destined to move on from the Emirates for good this summer.

Runarsson set to leave Arsenal

With less than a year remaining on his contract, Arteta has given Runarsson the green light and will listen to offers for the player, according to Football Insider.

The Gunners strengthened their goalkeeping options last summer, adding USA international Matt Turner to their ranks.

The 28-year-old has played a key role in Arsenal's cup competitions, starting most Europa League and FA Cup matches this term.

Meanwhile, first choice Aaron Ramsdale has played every minute of Arsenal's 28 league matches so far, and is in pole position alongside Newcastle's Nick Pope for the golden glove, having managed 12 clean sheets.

The Gunners are currently eight points clear at the summit of the Premier League table, having played one more game than second-placed Manchester City.

They face Leeds in their first game back after the international break, as they enter the final phase of their title charge.

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Topics: Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Football, Transfers