Arsenal have already sealed eight permanent departures this summer and are showing no signs of slowing down as the clock runs down on the transfer window.
And with less than three weeks remaining for clubs to settle their incomings and outgoings, it appears we now have more information on the future of Alex Runarsson.
According to PA Sport’s Mark Mann-Bryans, the 27-year-old will leave the club permanently during this window with his most likely destination a club in Turkey.
Pablo Mari lands in Milan but still some finer details of loan to Monza to be ironed out – all to do with option to buy next summer given Monza’s Serie A future is uncertain following promotion.
Alex Runarsson off to Turkey on a permanent deal in the coming days, too.
— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) August 10, 2022
Whilst it may not be much information to go off of, the update does confirm the question marks over whether or not Runarsson would leave on loan or not.
We reported earlier this week that Turkish side, Antalyaspor, have already been in talks over a deal for the goalkeeper, who was signed by Mikel Arteta less than two years ago.
For one reason or another, it hasn’t worked out for Runarsson but Arsenal are unlikely to be worried about losing out on their £1.5m gamble after signing the player from Dijon.
At the time he was completely unheard of and the same can probably be said to this day, with the Icelandic shot-stopper having spent last season on loan at OH Leuven.
Arsenal have their pecking order of goalkeepers confirmed for the upcoming campaign with new arrival Matt Turner now the closest competition to Aaron Ramsdale for the number one spot.
Young goalkeeper Karl Hein has been promoted to the first-team following Arthur Okonkwo’s loan to League Two side, Crewe.
That means that the writing is most definitely on the wall for Runarsson who will be desperate to sort a move as soon as possible with game time a must.