Five things you should know about Runnarson; the goalie Arsenal have lined up as Martinez’s replacement

Emiliano Martinez’s exit at Arsenal is imminent. Even though the Argentine was not first choice at Arsenal, his departure leaves a void. Matt Macey is too untrusted to be sole backup for Bernd Leno.

Unknown Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runnarson had been touted as the replacement. Who is the ‘Rubberman’?

Runnarson is the son of Rúnar Kristinsson, a former midfielder who is the only player to have more than 100 caps for Iceland.

He has five caps for Iceland and was part of the 23 to Iceland’s first World Cup party in 2018.

Rúnar was player of the season for FC Nordsjælland in the 2017/18 Danish Superliga.

He has been reported to be a technical goalkeeper, comfortable with using his feet.

He currently turns out for Dijon in the French Ligue 1.

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