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'Surely suggests': Some Arsenal fans think 26-year-old is going to leave after Friday announcement

Some Arsenal fans feel Arthur Okonkwo’s new contract and first-team promotion means Alex Runarsson is bound to leave the Emirates.

On Friday, the Gunners confirmed that the 19-year-old goalkeeper had put pen to paper on a long-term deal.

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Meanwhile, Runarsson hasn’t had the best time at the Emirates since joining last year.

Signed as Emiliano Martinez’s replacement, the Icelander didn’t exactly shine in his maiden campaign.

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Runarsson made mistakes last season, including an error-strewn display against Manchester City.

In the end, the 26-year-old ended up becoming third-choice as Mikel Arteta signed Mat Ryan on loan from Brighton.

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Leno first, Okonkwo third, but who could be second?

Leno is likely to remain as first-choice at the Emirates, while Okonkwo is likely to be third choice.

In theory, Runarsson could’ve been earmarked as second-choise.

But given how Arsenal felt compelled to sign Ryan on loan last season, some fans don’t think this’ll be the case.

They reckon Arteta will sign a goalkeeper to provide direct competition for Leno, while Runarsson will leave.

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