'It wouldn't be fun without this type of pressure': Alex Runarsson aims to follow into Seaman's and Lehmann's footsteps

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'It wouldn't be fun without this type of pressure': Alex Runarsson aims to follow into Seaman's and Lehmann's footsteps

"I remember watching Seaman play when I was a small kid, the same with Jens Lehmann - they are amazing," Alex Runarsson told Arsenal.com upon joining from Dijon.

"Big characters, big personalities but also great goalkeepers. It is not easy to follow those guys but someone has to do it! Football would be no fun without having this type of pressure so it will be a challenge but I am up for it."

Runarsson joined in a €1.5m move from Dijon, the move was finally made official yesterday after intense speculation linking the goalie with a switch to the Emirates.

He looks to have been hand-picked by our goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana - the pair worked together in Denmark a while ago. Runarsson was already pictured in training too, so we are assuming he's a due a start in Carabao Cup.

The 25-year-old Icelander earlier named his sweeper abilities, one-on-one prowess and mentality as his top qualities and now aims high by naming Seaman and Lehmann as his idols. Well, a wise man once said that it's not a humiliation to have a high target in life.

It will be interesting to see whether Runarsson will be second-choice though, as respectable papers like The Telegraph continue linking Arsenal with Brentford's David Raya, another figure well-known to Inaki Cana.

AuthorAlex BaguzinSourceArsenal.com
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