Arsenal target Runar Alex Runarsson as Emiliano Martinez joins Aston Villa for £20m

first_imgAdvertisement Emiliano Martinez has joined Aston Villa for £20m (Getty Images)Arteta is also keen for Arsenal to bolster his midfield options before the end of the transfer window.‘We are still active in the market, we are looking at different options,’ the Arsenal manager said earlier this week.‘I would say we are active in the market for players in and out, at the moment the squad balance is not the ideal we want to achieve so there is still some work to do.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Some positions are overbooked, I said some others, in terms of specific qualities that we need, they are still not there.‘We have to bear in mind the complication with this transfer market and the complexity and the timing, because you can see that clubs are behaving in many different ways and it is a little bit uncertain how this will work in the next few weeks.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 13 Sep 2020 4:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.3kShares Arsenal target Runar Alex Runarsson as Emiliano Martinez joins Aston Villa for £20m Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson is on Arsenal’s radar (Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez, who has completed his £20 million move to Aston Villa.Martinez impressed for Arsenal at the end of last season following Bernd Leno’s injury but the Gunners have allowed the 28-year-old to leave in order to secure a regular role.Martinez, who was also wanted by Brighton, had a medical with Villa on Saturday after missing Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Fulham and has now signed a four-year contract with his new club.Arsenal are in the market to sign a back-up to Leno and according to The Telegraph, Runarsson is wanted by the Gunners as Martinez’s replacement and would cost around £1.5m.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s current goalkeeper coach, Inaki Cana, has already worked with Runarsson at Danish side Nordsjaelland.The 25-year-old is currently the second-choice goalkeeper at Dijon and has been capped five times by Iceland’s national team and was in their squad at the World Cup in 2014. Advertisementlast_img

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