Runar Alex Runarsson made his debut for Oud-Heverlee Leuven on Wednesday night, helping them to a cup win over Lierse Kempenzonen.

Runar Alex Runarsson with Iceland (Photo via Runarsson on Instagram)
Runar Alex Runarsson with Iceland (Photo via Runarsson on Instagram)

With the rest of Arsenal’s loanees having all made at least one appearance this season, Runar Alex Runarsson was the final player waiting for his debut ahead of this week.

We predicted that Runarsson would get his first opportunity for OH Leuven in their cup game against Lierse this week, and so it proved, as the 26-year-old made the starting lineup for the round-of-32 match on Wednesday.

It was an eventful game, including a red card, a penalty, and an injury-time winner. Though the goalkeeper wasn’t hugely busy throughout the match.

Luckily for Runarsson, his team ended up on the winning side, but he didn’t quite manage to keep a clean sheet, with Jordi Liongola scoring in the 80th minute.

Leuven’s Musa Al-Taamari played a short back-pass, which Liangola pounced upon, combining with Jens Naessens to round Runarsson and score.

All the same, they made it to the next round in the end. That should mean another chance for Runarsson to impress as he continues to fight to break into the league lineup.