• Club spends £1.8m on goalkeeper with five Iceland caps
  • Backup for Bernd Leno given four-year contract

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of the Iceland goalkeeper Alex Rúnarsson on a four-year contract from the Ligue 1 club Dijon.

Rúnarsson arrives as Mikel Arteta reshapes his goalkeeping department following the departure of Emiliano Martínez to Aston Villa last week. Arsenal are believed to have paid Dijon around £1.8m and the 25-year-old will, for now at least, be Bernd Leno’s backup. He could make his debut at Leicester in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

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