Alex Runarsson: Welcome to Arsenal

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  1. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia


    ...Arsenal looks to have brought the best out of him already, it has to be said.
  2. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I say give him a bit of time guys, don't judge him by his size haha. He came pretty cheap, not like he was expensive. Lets hope he is what he says he is, can play out with both feet which is how we are playing, give him a chance to prove himself.
  3. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    And we sold Martinez to keep Leno :rofl: ANd this is who we replace him with.

    This club is a lost cause.
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  4. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    At least we have a clear no.1 now.

    Was never a fan of the domestic/ European keeper split a lot of clubs got into.
  5. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Please tell who we could have got who's at Martinez level without spending over ATLEAST 10 million? Over 10 million for a backup keeper?
  6. Pyres7

    Pyres7 Well-Known Member

    It was a £15 net income, and if that's the difference that lets us sign Aouar/Partey then I'm happy.
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  7. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    Welcome to Arsenal.

    In the replies to official arse.com post, what were some tweets about him and Wenger ?
  8. Taneruit

    Taneruit Well-Known Member

    According to @American_Gooner faked tweets where he insulted Wenger. Even if they weren't faked though they're dated in the week between losing 0-2 to Liverpool and losing 8-2 to United. Probably wasn't the only reactionary 16 year old kid at the time.
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  9. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    There were a lot of screenshots of his tweets going around, some were real and some fake. The first person to "discover" his Wenger tweet is notorious for being a troll.
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  10. db.

    db. Well-Known Member

    Sorry mate, don't understand. Sarcasm there?

    Just saying that you can make just about anyone look good on YT, this guy looks worrying to me. Looks very weak too. Have a watch and see.

    I wish him all the best of course, but everytime Leno goes down, we are all going to be collectively s**tting ourselves.
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  11. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    There have shorter goalkeepers

    I am not saying he is a world beater ,I am just saying his height has nothing to do with his ability as a goal goalkeeper

    Alex Runarsson is 1.85m
    Kepa Arizabalaga is 1.85m
    Jordan Pickford is 1.85m
    Iker casillas is 1.82m
    Victor Valdez is 1.83m
    Fabian Barthez is 1.81m
    Ospina and Claudio bravo are also 1.83m tall

    Height really is not a huge factor in determining how good a goalkeeper is
  12. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    what was Emi's height?
  13. Hexagon9

    Hexagon9 Well-Known Member

    He clearly didn’t quite cut the mustard there.
  14. Keplaz

    Keplaz Well-Known Member

    Emi has played around 103 games at 28. This guy has played around the same at 25. If Emi hadn't had that purple patch last season we would have been disappointed because he's been here 10 years but it wouldn't have been the disaster it seems. Emi was second to Ospina not so long ago.

    We've had some real dodgy second goalkeepers at this club before
  15. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    I wouldn’t say that height isn’t an important factor in selecting the right goal keeper. Manuel Neuer e.g. is 193cm and I think that helps a lot on crosses etc.

    Also the list of goal keepers you note down isn’t all that impressive although there are some that are / were very good in there.

    I personally prefer larger goal keepers as there is a certain physicality to the position much as it is with CBs and every cm height helps.

    We will have to see how he does. In the end height isn’t the only deciding factor, but he is simply small and frail looking for a goal keeper. I would have preferred adding another 10cm to that height of his.
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  16. Keplaz

    Keplaz Well-Known Member

    I was surprised at his size. He looks like a sixth former. And it's not just his height, my guy is scrawny. First thing to do is send him to the gym and put him on new diet. He might be a great shot stopper but you can't be that tiny in the Premier League. He has zero presence. The talent might be there but it will take time to draw it out. And many weights.
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  17. Vanpayslip

    Vanpayslip Active Member

    Fun fact - his dad’s first name is also Runar
  18. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Oh yes, because a midfielder will do you a lot of good when Leno is out injured and you have Iceland's #2 in your goal.

    Why is Arsenal so desperate for 15 Million that it will shoot itself in the foot to reheel its boots? Aren't we owned by a fecking Billionaire!
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  19. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Just goes to show that this club never learns.
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  20. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    I bet i could name alot more keepers that are better that are taller. It makes a difference. However there are a few that made it work either way
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