Runarsson has struggled when deputising for Leno (Picture: Getty Images)
With Alex Runarsson potentially heading for the exit door just four months after moving to the Emirates, Metro Sport take a look at who could come in to replace Arsenal’s No.2 in January.
The Gunners brought in the Iceland international to fill the void left by Emiliano Martinez, who was sold to Aston Villa last summer.
Runarsson joined from Ligue 1 side Dijon for £1.5million on a four-year contract but has struggled on the rare occasions he has been selected this season.
The Gunners could be in a spot of bother if Leno were to be sidelined (Picture: Getty Images)
The 25-year-old has featured mostly in the Europa League, but was rarely called upon in matches dominated by Arsenal’s second string team.
However, when tasked with facing top-level opposition in their Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City, his deficiencies were laid bare.
With his team desperately in need of a positive result amid a terrible run of form, Runarsson palmed a Riyad Mahrez free-kick into his own net and effectively condemned the Gunners to defeat.
If Bernd Leno were to get injured, Runarsson would be the…