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Arsenal’s forgotten man Alex Runarsson terminates his contract with the club

Arsenal has confirmed the departure of their forgotten goalkeeper Alex Runarsson by mutual agreement.

The Icelandic goalkeeper, Alex Runarsson, who joined the club in 2020, had been on loan spells with Leuven in Belgium, Alanyaspor in Turkey, and Cardiff in the Championship.

Following his return from Cardiff, where he made eight appearances, the mutual agreement for his departure was finalized.

The 28-year-old Iceland international, Alex Runarsson, is set to make another transfer as a free agent. Reports suggest that he is expected to join Danish club Copenhagen, serving as backup for Kamil Grabara for the remainder of the season. Subsequently, Grabara is slated to move to Wolfsburg in the summer.

Since joining Arsenal in 2020, Runarsson has made just six appearances for the senior team. His only Premier League outing occurred against Wolves in February 2021 when he replaced goalkeeper Bernd Leno for the final 15 minutes after Leno received a red card.

During the 2020-21 Europa League group stage, Runarsson featured four times but was subsequently left out for the remainder of the competition as Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals.

Arsenal will not be seeking a replacement for the departed Icelandic goalkeeper as they already have David Raya, Aaron Ramsdale, and Karl Hein at their disposal in Mikel Arteta’s squad. The club opted not to make any new signings in the January transfer window, which concluded on Thursday.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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