Runar Alex Runarsson to 'undergo Arsenal medical today ahead of £1.5m transfer from Dijon' to replace Emiliano Martinez

RUNAR Alex Runarsson is set to undergo an Arsenal medical today ahead of £1.5m transfer from Dijon, reports say.

Days of speculation look set to end in success for the Gunners as they land a replacement for Emiliano Martinez.

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Runarsson is set to slot in behind Bernd Leno as the new secondary goalkeeper at the Emirates.

The Telegraph reports that his medical is the next stumbling block ahead of £1.5 million move.

The North London club will be set to net a huge profit over their goalkeeping business, with predecessor Martinez going to Aston Villa in a £20 million deal.

The Icelandic stopper is expected to sign a five-year deal and go ahead of Matt Macey in the pecking order.

He will likely be limited to game time only in the domestic cups and the Europa League.

The transfer has not been entirely problem free for the 25-year-old keeper, who had to frantically delete tweets about Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger.

Back in 2011, Runarsson tweeted that Wenger, who managed Arsenal for 22 years and won three Premier League titles, was a "French f***" and "stupid"

The tweets were sent on the same day the Gunners memorably blew a 3-1 lead over rivals Tottenham to draw 3-3.

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It comes just weeks after Arsenal-supporting Matt Doherty hilariously got rid of his own tweets declaring his love for Arsenal after joining rivals Tottenham.

A successful move for Runarsson would mark Arsenal's fifth venture into this summer's window.

Willian was signed on a free after he left Chelsea following the end of last season.

They also secured tall centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille for £27 million despite much competition from around Europe.

And the club also secured permanent deals for Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari after they both initially joined on loan.

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