Arsenal have signed Iceland international goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson on a four-year deal from French club Dijon.
The 25-year-old will replace Argentine Emiliano Martinez, who joined Aston Villa in a £20 million deal last week.
Runarsson is believed to have signed for a reported fee of £1.5 million.
He will wear the No. 13 shirt this season, and is expected to come in as back-up to Bernd Leno.
“I’m extremely proud. It’s a big day for me and my family. I can’t wait to get started. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. They’ve won the league 13 times and the FA Cup 14 times so it’s a huge club,” Runarsson told arsenal.com.
Runarsson’s signing follows the arrival of Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes and former Chelsea winger Willian.
The Icelander started his career with KR Reykjavik in his home country. He went on to join FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark, where he made 62 appearances during a three-year spell, before moving to Dijon in 2018.
In the 2019/20 campaign, Runarsson made 13 appearances for the League 1 club in all competitions.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: “We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward to seeing Alex bring further depth to the goalkeeper position.”
Technical director Edu said that Runarsson is a player they have been monitoring for some time and from the analysis, “he has strong attributes that we look for in a goalkeeper and as a person”.