David Seaman believes the 26-year-old will no longer play for Arsenal


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David Seaman has said he doesn’t think Alex Runarsson will play for Arsenal again, as he put it in his own podcast.

The Highbury legend believes Runarsson had a ‘bad time’ during his Arsenal days.

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The 26-year-old is currently on loan to top Belgian squad OH Leuven and is clearly behind Arsenal new boy Aaron Ramsdale and his replacement Bernd Leno in the goalkeeper pecking order.

Even though Leno could leave during the January transfer window because he’s too good to be number two, there’s a good chance Runarsson won’t be putting on those first-team gloves again.

These are words echoed by Seaman, to whom Arsenal fan and comedian Matt Lucas asked if he could see the Icelandic international playing for the club again.

“I don’t think so,” Seaman said. “He walked in and had a bad time, didn’t he ?!”

“Even when he came in the standard Aaron (Ramsdale) has now set is really good. It’s really high.

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Runarsson was originally bought by Arsenal to play Leno’s second violin last season after Emi Martinez left.

But in the six games he played under Mikel Arteta he produced a number of very error-prone and nervous performances that left the club with no choice but to tap into the department once again. goalkeepers.

Ironically enough, if Runarsson hadn’t had such struggles, and instead produced a steady performance coming in for Leno, then Arteta wouldn’t have brought in Ramsdale over the summer.

And however the Gunners have gone about it, they now have one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers on their hands and one of the summer signings.

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