Arsenal are ready to sell goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson with the player not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans for the upcoming season.
According to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, Anderlecht have been offered the chance to sign Runar Alex Runarsson this summer and it’s a proposition they’re firmly considering.
The Belgian club have agreed to sell highly-rated shot-stopper Bart Verbruggen to Brighton for a fee of £17million and are in the market for a replacement ahead of next season, which could benefit Arsenal.
Runar Alex Runarsson joined the Gunners from French side, Dijon in 2020 where he was brought it to provide backup for Bernd Leno but it soon became clear he wasn’t at the standard to play in the Premier League.
The Icelandic goalkeeper only featured six times for Arsenal in which he conceded seven goals. He will be best remembered for his abysmal showing in the 4-1 League Cup defeat to Manchester City in December 2020.
Arsenal are looking for a fee of around £1million for the 28-year-old to leave the club this summer, which is around what they paid to sign him back in 2020.
Runarsson spent last season on loan at Alanyaspor in Turkey and also spent time on loan in Belgium playing for OH Leuven during the 2021/22 season.
Mikel Arteta is very happy with his current goalkeeping options and it’s not a position Arsenal are looking to strengthen in this summer. Aaron Ramsdale and Matt Turner will fight for the number one spot with Karl Hein set to be the third choice keeper for the 2023/24 campaign.
Runar Alex Runarsson is one of many players set to leave the Gunners this summer. Ainsley Maitland-Niles was recently released after his contract expired at the end of last season. The Arsenal academy product spent last season on loan at Southampton and he will now look for a new club ahead of next season.
Zach Awe, Joel Ideho, George Lewis, Matt Smith, Tom Smith, Kaleel Green, Alexandar Kovacevic, Tino Quamina and Mathaeus Roberts have also been released by the Gunners.