Alex Runarsson: Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper from Dijon on four-year deal

Alex Runarsson: Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper from Dijon on four-year deal

- Alex Runarsson has left French Ligue 1 outfit Dijon after playing at the club for two years

- The 25-year-old has been unveiled at Premier League club Arsenal

- Runarsson will become goalkeeper Leno’s deputy at the Emirates stadium

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Alex Runarsson has completed his switch from French Ligue 1 outfit Dijon to Arsenal as he signs a four-year contract with the Gunners, the Premier League club announced.

The goalkeeper will be handed the number 13 shirt as he is billed to become the second-choice goalkeeper after Bernd Leno.

Runarsson replaced ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez who has departed the Emirates club to join rivals Aston Villa in a deal worth £17million.

The 25-year-old Iceland international joined the Ligue 1 club in July 2018 and made 13 appearances in all competitions last season.

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He said: "I'm just extremely happy, extremely proud, it is a big day for me and my family. I can't wait to get started," he told Arsenal's website.
"I know it is going to be a lot of hard work, but I am ready to do everything I can to get the most amount of minutes as possible."
Alex Runarsson: Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper from Dijon on four-year deal
Alex Runarsson joins Arsenal on a four-year deal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Meanwhile, Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon have been unveiled at Premier League club Tottenham after the Real Madrid wantaway stars sealed sensational switch to the England club.

Both players who flew into England on Friday, September 18 to complete their respective deals to the club.

Gareth Bale has sealed loan switch to his former club Tottenham for £12million, with reports that the contract could eventually extend for a further year.

Tottehnam also completed a £25million swoop for Real left-back Sergio Reguilon on a five-year deal.

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However, earlier reported that Liverpool have announced the signing of Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara on a four-year deal this window.

The Reds announced the Spaniard's arrival on their official website in a deal valued around €30 million in this transfer window.

Thiago became Jurgen Klopp's second signing following Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos last month.

He said after joining the Reds: "I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here."

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