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He was targeted with abuse from fans following his performance between the sticks.
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Runarsson has yet to make a Premier League appearance for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta started him for their quarter-final cup tie.
And he got off to the worst possible start after Gabriel Jesus headed home with just three minutes on the clock.
Arsenal, though, hit back thanks to Alexandre Lacazette who scored to level before the break.
But Pep Guardiola's side regained the lead courtesy of a howler from Arsenal's back-up keeper.
He fumbled Riyad Mahrez's free-kick into his own net in the 54th minute.
The ball somehow found it's way through his hands and into the back of the net in a disaster moment for the 25-year-old.
"It's like a bar of soap."
Oh dear! Runarsson won't want to see this one again. Mahrez's free-kick goes straight through his hands. It's a howler.
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The Blues made it 3-1 when Phil Foden netted with Aymeric Laporte completing the rout to secure a semi-final place.
Speaking after the Gunners' elimination, Arteta said: "Yeah, a really painful moment again.
"We started the game conceding really early, a really soft goal and after that in this moment to get through that obviously is difficult."
He added: "But the players reacted to be fair and we started to grow as the game was moving forward. We scored a goal, a really good goal and after that I think we were the better team for the next 25 minutes.
"But when we have the best moment in the game, we conceded another soft goal and that makes the game even harder.
"But still we kept going. We had an open situation we where we can play Laca through. We missed the pass and on that counter, they scored a goal in an offside position and obviously after that moment the game was over."
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