Arsenal keeper Runar Alex Runarsson rushed to hospital with horror head injury after sickening collision on pitch

ARSENAL keeper Runar Alex Runarsson has been rushed to hospital after a horrific on-pitch collision.

The Iceland international has made six Gunners appearances since arriving from French club Dijon two summers ago.


He signed a four-year contract, and made his Premier League debut as a sub against Wolves in February.

Runarsson also played four times to help Arsenal reach the Europa League semi-finals.

The 26-year-old is currently on a season-long loan to Belgian club OH Leuven.

But the Reykjavik-born stopper came to grief in the Pro League side's 4-1 home loss to Club Brugge on Wednesday night.

He raced out to gather a through ball, but collided with the knee of onrushing Brugge striker Noa Lang.

Runarsson initially battled on after the 41st-minute injury with his head heavily bandaged.

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But the keeper had to be replaced at the interval after suffering a flesh wound and sizeable bump.

And an ambulance took the 12-cap international to hospital for checks after he complained of discomfort.

Lang had earlier scored Brugge's opener. Belgium prodigy Charles De Ketelaere, with two goals, and captain Ruud Vormer extended their lead after the break with Mathieu Maertens getting a late consolation.

Leuven, fifteenth in the 18-team Pro League, share the same owners as Leicester in King Power.

Former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson coached the Den Dreef club between 2017 and 2019.

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