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Alex Runarsson ready to challenge Bernd Leno to be Arsenal’s No 1

Bargain buy Alex Runarsson backs himself to replace Bernd Leno as Arsenal’s No 1 goalkeeper as £1m summer signing insists he has ‘the mentality to push’ for starting spot

  • Alex Runarsson insists he is ready to challenge to be first choice at Arsenal 
  • The 25-year-old Iceland goalkeeper moved to Emirates from Ligue 1 outfit Dijon
  • Runarsson was signed to give cover for Bernd Leno after Emiliano Martinez left

Alex Runarsson insists he is ready to challenge to be first choice at Arsenal – otherwise he would not have joined this summer.

The 25-year-old Iceland goalkeeper moved to the Emirates Stadium from Ligue 1 outfit Dijon having made made 14 appearances in all competitions last season.

The deal was reported to be worth around £1million as Runarsson was signed to provide cover for Bernd Leno after Emiliano Martinez left to join Aston Villa.

Goalkeeper Alex Runarsson insists he is ready to challenge to be first choice at Arsenal

Martinez departed after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told his goalkeepers he was planning to have a consistent first choice between the…