Video: Who is Arsenal target Runar Runarsson? Amazing reflexes and saves

Arsenal are believed to be closing in on a deal to sign Dijon goalkeeper Runar Runarsson to replace the already-departed Emiliano Martinez, but who is he?

The 25 year-old is currently playing as back-up to Alfred Gomis is Ligue 1, but the DailyMail states that he is set to join the Gunners after a £1.6 Million deal was agreed this week.

Runar worked alongside our current goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana whilst in Denmark with FC Nordsjælland previously, which appears likely to have played a role in what looks a likely transfer.

I imagine most Arsenal fans have little knowledge of the shotstopper, who looks extremely likely to be our next back-up goalkeeper, so we thought we’d find a highlight reel to give you an insight into our new signing.

Runarsson clearly has amazing flexibility, catching and bending to latch onto some awkward crosses, and could well become a top goalkeeper over the coming years.

Does Runarsson look like he has all the key attributes to become a top goalkeeper over time?


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  1. Not impressed on the strength of the video – looks no better than very ordinary but time and coaching will no doubt tell.

  2. How on earth can you could consider him ” very ordinary” from a video lasting a few minutes?Our goalkeeping coach evidently rates him highly and that is good enough for me particularly as he is being acquired as a back up stopper.

    1. That’s all I’ve got to go on, so that’s what I’ve based my opinion on. I thought expressing opinions is what the site is all about? Can’t say I’m bothered if you disagree.

  3. I think he was rated something like 18th best keeper in the French league 1 last season, hence his £1.5 million valuation.

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