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Eyebrows were raised when Arsenal spent £ 1.5 million on Icelandic plug Runar Alex Runarsson in the summer.
Judging from his performance against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, these skeptics were right to scoff at the arrival of the former Dijon.
He made not one, but two glaring mistakes during his team’s 4-1 loss, and the Twitter sphere was not particularly impressed.
Runarsson’s nightmare night got off to a horrible start when he was at fault for City’s first goal in the first two minutes.
A confusion between him and his defenders allowed Gabriel Jesús a free header in the area and he was not wrong, heading to the unguarded net to make it 1-0.
However, this error was not that bad compared to the second one.
Just when Arsenal fans didn’t think it could get any worse after seeing Gabriel Martinelli limping off early in the second half, Runarsson let Riyad Mahrez’s free kick twist in his hands like a bar of soap.
That was wrong. Very bad.
Still, at least David Seaman stayed positive.
After Phil Foden threw Runarsson to make it 4-1 and the dust settled other Defeat of Arsenal, attention was focused on deciding how bad the goalkeeper’s performance had been.
Meanwhile, others were trying to find out exactly who was to blame for this latest Gunners debacle.
Some, instead, simply yearned for the return of the trustworthy Emiliano Martínez …