Alex Runarsson will spend next season on loan with OH Leuven in Belgium.

Arsenal's Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson comes on after Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno leaves the field on being red carded during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Alex Runarsson had been close to a loan move to Altay Spor earlier in the window but that move collapsed because the sides could not agree terms for the deal. In other words, they would not pay the loan fee Arsenal wanted. In the end, they signed Wisla Krakow’s 24-year-old keeper, Mateusz Lis.

Now, however, Arsenal have managed for find an agreement to get the 26-year-old out the door, even if it is just on loan.

This summer, Arsenal have signed Aaron Ramsdale to add to their options in goal, with Arthur Okonkwo also agreeing a professional contract with the club. Rúnarsson’s chances of match action are next to non-existent this season, so he needs a move.

His deal is believed to have an option to buy included.