The Icelandic goalkeeper is not in London to warm up the bench.
in the summer of 2019-20 to replace as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez. The Icelandic goalkeeper clearly has a firm mindset to become the number one in Arsenal.
The Iceland international has made just two competitive appearances for the club so far, both in the Europa League, with Leno the undisputed first choice of head coach Mikel Arteta.
He insists that he has not joined Arsenal, only to warm up the bench.
“That should be the mindset for everyone, that you want to play,”
he told reporters.
“It doesn't matter what position you play. Maybe as a goalkeeper, it's a little bit different but definitely, you have to have the mentality to push to become No.1.
“If it happens in one week or one year that always has to be your mentality otherwise you're in the wrong profession I think.”
Asked whether he was capable of challenging Leno for a starting spot, Runarsson added:
“Yes, 100 percent. Otherwise, I wouldn't be playing for this club.
“I have to have this mentality that I can play and I have to believe it.”
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