Arsenal have announced the signing of Alex Runarsson on a four-year contract from French club Dijon.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Alex Runarsson 🔴— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 21, 2020
Rúnar is set to replace Emiliano Martinez as the Gunners' number two, following his move to Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old started his career with KR Reykjavik, before joining FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark, where he made 62 appearances during a three-year spell.
Speaking after signing, the club's Technical director Edu said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Alex to our squad. We have been monitoring him for some time and from the analysis, he has strong attributes that we look for in a goalkeeper and as a person.”
Mikel Arteta added: “We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward to seeing Alex bring further depth to the goalkeeping position.”
Alex is set to deputize Bernd Leno, who is the club's number one custodian.