Popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has hinted that the North London outfit Arsenal will sign Runar Alex Runarsson this week with the hope that an agreement will be reached with Arsenal.

Runar Alex Runarsson is expected to join the Gunners from French club Dijon as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez who has left the Emirates Stadium to join Aston Villa in a region of £20 million.

Emiliano Martinez was keen on a regular first-team football ahead of Bernd Leno but he cannot be trusted for that role by manager Mikel Arteta despite his world-class performance.

It is the wish of the Spanish manager for the Argentine to remain as he was offered a new and improved deal but he turned it down making North London lacking in options of a goalkeeper.

Runar Alex Runarsson and David Raya from Brentford have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium and it is believed that one of them will make a move with the Italian journalist claiming that the France-based shot-stopper will be favoured for a move.

When asked if Runar Alex Runarsson will be signing for Arsenal Fabrizio Romano replied “Yes, He’ll join Arsenal as Emi Martinez replacement.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.