Arnar Gunnlaugsson

Date of birth06 March 1972
Place of birthAkranes
NationalityIcelandic
Weight74 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Although immensely popular with the fans, Arnie has generally proved more effective for Leicester when appearing from the bench than he has when in the starting line-up. Indeed he netted four valuable goals last term after appearing from the dug out, and most were memorable contributions to the Foxes' campaign - a curled shot from the edge of the box against Derby, a sweetly struck free kick against Newcastle and a controlled volley at Aston Villa to clinch victory in the FA Cup tie. Blessed with good technique, excellent close control and an eye for a strike on goal, it is not hard to see why he is so popular on the terraces, yet he often gives the impression of being slightly too much of an individualist to fit neatly into the team pattern, which perhaps explains his relatively few starting berths. Arnie also suffered his share of injury and illness during the season, including a bout of appendicitis in December. He is the twin brother of Preston's Bjarke Gunnlaugsson.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
IA Akranes
Feyenoord
1.FC Nürnberg
FC Sochaux Montbeliard
IA Akranes 07 Aug 1997
Bolton Wanderers 07 Aug 1997 05 Feb 1999
Leicester City 05 Feb 1999 22 Feb 2002
Stoke City 03 Mar 2000 18 May 2000 L
Sheffield United 17 Jan 2002 07 Feb 2002 L
Stoke City 22 Feb 2002 30 Jun 2002
Dundee United 16 Jul 2002 29 Jul 2002 T
Dundee United 30 Jul 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers League Cup
3
1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 2
13
1998-99 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 6
1
1998-99 Leicester City Premier League 5
4
1
1999-00 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1
1999-00 Leicester City League Cup
2
1999-00 Leicester City Premier League 2
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup
3
1
2000-01 Leicester City League Cup 1
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 3
14
3
2000-01 Leicester City UEFA Cup
1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League
2
2001-02 Stoke City League Division 2 9
3
1
2001-02 Stoke City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2002-03 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 1
5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Sep 1997 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers L 4-1 Premier League
30 Sep 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Leyton Orient D 4-4
Agg: 7-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
14 Oct 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Wimbledon W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
08 Nov 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers L 5-0 Premier League
18 Nov 1997 Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1997 Leicester City v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
29 Nov 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Wimbledon W 1-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers L 3-1 Premier League
14 Dec 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County D 3-3 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Everton v Bolton Wanderers L 3-2 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Barnsley v Bolton Wanderers L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
17 Jan 1998 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers L 2-1 Premier League
21 Feb 1998 Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers L 1-0 Premier League
07 Mar 1998 Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers L 2-1 Premier League
11 Aug 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Hartlepool United W 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Aug 1998 Hartlepool United v Bolton Wanderers W 0-3
Agg: 0-4
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
15 Sep 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Hull City W 3-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1998 Hull City v Bolton Wanderers W 2-3
Agg: 3-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
27 Oct 1998 Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers W 1-1 (3-1) League Cup 3rd round
10 Nov 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Cup 4th round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Iceland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1992-93 Iceland FIFA World Cup 3
1992-93 Iceland International Friendly 1
1992-93 Iceland UEFA Under-21 2
1993-94 Iceland FIFA World Cup 1
1993-94 Iceland International Friendly 4
1994-95 Iceland International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Iceland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1995-96 Iceland UEFA European Championship 3
1996-97 Iceland FIFA World Cup 1
3
1997-98 Iceland Cyprus Tournament 1
1997-98 Iceland International Friendly 1
1998-99 Iceland International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 Iceland UEFA European Championship 4
2002-03 Iceland International Friendly 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 May 1992 Greece v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
02 Jun 1992 Hungary v Iceland L 3-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
06 Oct 1992 Iceland v Greece L 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 5
13 Oct 1992 Russia v Iceland L 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
17 Apr 1993 USA v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
20 May 1993 Luxembourg v Iceland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
02 Jun 1993 Iceland v Russia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
16 Jun 1993 Iceland v Hungary W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Sep 1993 Iceland v Luxembourg W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
20 Apr 1994 Saudi Arabia v Iceland L 2-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1994 USA v Iceland W 1-2 International Friendly
04 May 1994 Brazil v Iceland L 3-0 International Friendly
19 May 1994 Iceland v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Iceland v Sweden L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1994 Turkey v Iceland L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Nov 1994 Switzerland v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
22 Apr 1995 Chile v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1995 Sweden v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Jun 1995 Iceland v Hungary W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Aug 1995 Iceland v Switzerland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Oct 1995 Iceland v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Nov 1995 Hungary v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
05 Oct 1996 Lithuania v Iceland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
09 Oct 1996 Iceland v Romania L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
07 Jun 1997 FYR Macedonia v Iceland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Jun 1997 Iceland v Lithuania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
27 Jul 1997 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Feb 1998 Slovenia v Iceland L 3-2 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Oct 1998 Armenia v Iceland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 Iceland v Russia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Mar 1999 Luxembourg v Iceland W 1-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Andorra v Iceland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
28 Apr 1999 Malta v Iceland W 1-2 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Estonia v Iceland L 2-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Finland v Iceland L 3-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.