Alex Runarsson says he’s proud to have made his Arsenal debut after coming through his first test at the Emirates with a clean sheet.
On a night when the Gunners dominated Europa League minnows Dundalk from start to finish, the Iceland international didn’t have a huge amount to do between the sticks.
After a smart save inside four minutes to deny Patrick McEleney’s early low drive, he mostly had a watching brief although he did show confidence claiming a couple of corners and his distribution was faultless.
If given more chances by the boss, Runarsson is expecting further group stage games to pan out in a similar manner.
“I think that is normal playing for a club like Arsenal,” he said of the 63% possession the Gunners ended with.
“We have the ball a lot and there are going to be a lot of games like this. But you have to be alert for maybe the one or two chances and I was a little lucky it came at the beginning of the game, it gave me a good start.
“But I think this is going to be the image of a lot of games for Arsenal.
“I’m proud to have reached this achievement [making my debut] and I’m proud of the team that we got a very good win. All games in Europe are difficult so it is a very good result.”
Congratulations to Alex on his debut. He’ll be looking for another opportunity next week when Norwegian side Molde travel to N5.