'I know it's going to be a lot of hard work': Runarsson lays down the marker upon joining Arsenal

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'I know it's going to be a lot of hard work': Runarsson lays down the marker upon joining Arsenal

"I'm just extremely happy, extremely proud, it is a big day for me and my family. I can't wait to get started!” Runarsson told Arsenal.com after joining the Gunners.

"It is one of the biggest clubs in the world - they've won the Premier League 13 times, the FA Cup 14 times, it is a huge club and obviously playing in the Premier League as well, it is a win-win situation. I know it is going to be a lot of hard work, but I am ready to do everything I can to get the most amount of minutes as possible."

The 25-year-old Icelandic goalkeeper has previously worked with our coach Inaki Cana back in Denmark and he is happy to be reunited with his former mentor at the Emirates.

"Our relationship, since we got to know each other four years ago, has been very good,” Runarsson added. "We have always been in contact even though I was playing in France and he was coaching here in England. 

"The fact that he is here, it is very important to me that I know somebody here and I know that he knows my qualities, and what I need to improve and what I can bring to the club. I think we will be a very good match, for the second time in my career!"

Interestingly enough, earlier Mikel Arteta spoke about trusting his coaching staff when quizzed on Runarsson's potential arrival. The Spaniard admitted he cannot know everything and so has to delegate responsibility.

We think Runarsson is almost completely Cana's signing. Given his underwhelming time at Dijon, we would surely be watching this transfer closely for signs of Cana's impact.

AuthorAlex BaguzinSourceArsenal.com
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