ARSENAL are able to ditch calamity goalkeeper Alex Runarsson after simply 4 months on the Emirates if they’ll signal a alternative throughout the January switch.
However renewed efforts to lure David Raya from Brentford are unlikely to succeed after the Spaniard signed a brand new Bees contract in October.
Arsenal are set to mortgage out second-choice goalkeeper Alex Runarsson this monthCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Icelandic worldwide Runarsson has didn’t impress as back-up to Bernd Leno since his £1million move from Rennes in September.
He was initially signed to be Arsenal’s third alternative keeper however these plans modified when Emiliano Martinez was offered to Aston Villa for £20m.
However Runarsson has struggled to step up within the Europa League and had an absolute nightmare when Arsenal lost 4-1 to Manchester City in final month’s Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Now supervisor Mikel Arteta is ready to let him exit on mortgage to a Championship staff to achieve extra expertise of English soccer.
However that can solely occur if Arsenal can usher in a alternative keeper after selling Matt Macey to Hibs for a nominal fee last week.
Raya stays their high goal after being personally really useful to Arteta by goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana, who labored with the Spaniard at Brentford earlier than becoming a member of Arsenal final 12 months.
The Gunners had a £10m bid rejected in the summer earlier than Raya signed his new four-year contract.
And the Championship membership will resist all bids for the promising 25-year-old this month as they’re nonetheless within the body for Premier League promotion.
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Brentford’s David Raya is the Gunners No1 shot-stopper goal, however it’s unlikely the Bees will permit him to depart in JanuaryCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Arteta admitted: “We’re assessing what will occur with the three goalkeeping positions.
“The discussions we had in the summertime turned out to be totally different to what truly occurred due to the switch window and the scenario that developed with Emi Martinez.
“We didn’t have a lot time to do what we actually needed so we determined to evaluate the scenario once more on this window.
“There isn’t any determination but with Alex Runarsson so we should determine how we wish to transfer ahead in these positions.”
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