English giants Arsenal has signed goalkeeper Alex Runarsson from French side Dijon on a four-year contract.
With Martinez gone, Arsenal were in the market for a backup goalkeeper, with Runarsson making the move to London to fill that role in a deal worth just over £1 million (€1.1m/$1.3m).
“We’re very pleased to welcome Alex to our squad,” said Arsenal technical director Edu. “We have been monitoring him for some time and from the analysis, he has strong attributes that we look for in a goalkeeper and as a person.”
“We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward to seeing Alex bring further depth to the goalkeeping position.”Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
The 25-year-old goalkeeper joins the likes of Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes, Tim Akinola and Salah-Eddine who all arrived at the Club this season.