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Iceland captain Gunnarsson joins Qatar's Al-Arabi

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Doha: Cardiff's Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson has signed a two-year contract with Qatari side Al-Arabi, the club has announced.

The statement on Twitter said the 29-year-old, whose Cardiff contract expires at the end of the season, will have an option of a third year with Al-Arabi.

The midfielder joined Cardiff in 2011 and helped them win promotion to the Premier League last season.

نجحت إدارة النادي #العربي في التعاقد مع قائد منتخب ايسلندا لكرة القدم ارون #غونارسون ( ٢٩ سنة ) لاعب وسط فريق كارديف سيتي الإنجليزي لمدة موسمين مع قابلية التجديد لموسم ثالث . #Gunnarsson

— Al-Arabi Sports Club (@alarabi_club) March 19, 2019

At Al-Arabi, currently sixth in the Qatar Stars League, he will be joining former Iceland manager Heimir Hallgrimsson who became the Qatari club's head coach in December.

Source: AFP