English club Arsenal have officially announced the signing of a new Goalkeeper Alex Runarsson from French club Dijon.
The 25-year-old Iceland international signed a four-year contract on Monday.
New club. New country. New number.
Alex Runarsson. Our No 13 🤝 pic.twitter.com/gqLydIHQvL
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 21, 2020
Technical director Edu said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Alex to our squad. 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.”
Mikel Arteta added: “We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward to seeing Alex bring further depth to the goalkeeping position.”
Alex has been allocated to wear the number 13 shirt.
Before his move to Arsenal, Alex joined the Ligue 1 club in July 2018 and made 13 appearances for them in all competitions last season.
Alex started his career with KR Reykjavik in his home country. He went on to join FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark, where he made 62 appearances during a three-year spell, before moving to Dijon.
He is stepping in following the sale of Emino Martinez to Aston Villa