DOING A RUNAR
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson is reportedly set to join Turkish side Altay Spor after just a year spent at the Emirates.
The Icelandic shot-stopper has failed to impress since joining from French outfit Dijon last year in a £1.5million deal.
Runarsson, 26, was guilty of a howler against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup in December after fumbling Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick into his own net.
He has played just once since the 4-1 defeat against the Citizens, with Mat Ryan brought in on loan during the winter transfer window to provide back-up for Bernd Leno.
And according to journalist Ege Engin, he is close to linking up with newly-promoted Super Lig side Altay Spor on loan.
Goal have confirmed that Runarsson is set to depart, with a report stating that it could be a permanent transfer.
Meanwhile Football.London has declared the player will be leaving on loan, with it unclear if Altay Spor have an option-to-buy clause.
The Express have claimed that Arsenal will not sign a replacement for the outgoing Runarsson.
Instead, they will promote highly-rated academy star Arthur Okonkwo to provide competition for the No1 spot.