Soon-to-be Arsenal man to undergo medical today

The Telegraph reports that Dijon goalkeeper, Runar Alex Runarsson is set to have his Arsenal medical today ahead of a move to the Emirates.

The Iceland international is now Arsenal’s top target to replace Emiliano Martinez who has left the Emirates for Aston Villa.

Martinez was a capable deputy during his time at the Emirates, but he now has the chance to be the first choice at Villa Park and has left.

Arsenal has known for some time now that they will lose Martinez and they have been looking at replacements.

They had been linked with a move for Brentford’s David Raya and Runarsson, but the English Championship side wants more than £10m for the former Blackburn trainee.

Arsenal has now turned their attention to Runarsson who has been made available for just £1.5m.

Both teams have been in talks over his transfer for some time now and it seems that talks have advanced very well.

He is expected to have his medical today which means the transfer should be completed before Arsenal’s next game.

The report even claims that he will likely be available to play in Arsenal’s game against West Ham this weekend.

He played 14 games in all competitions for Dijon last season and kept one clean sheet.

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  1. Slightly OT

    Is there any truth to Arsenal
    supposedly preparing a £36M
    for H Aouar? If there is any
    foundation of truth to this rumor
    why would MA and Edu propose
    a fee to Lyon that his tens of
    millions below there evaluation
    of the young Frenchmen?

    Curious for your thoughts

    1. Because teams do this all the time.. Wolves offered measly 15m for AMN.

      Nobody wanted Pepe for 72m.. exept the fools at Arsenal. Raul messed that up when we should’ve offered,below the asking price.

      1. I understand the art of negotiation
        and if Lyon NEED to sell HA to
        balance the books than there no
        chance in this market that the
        French club will fetch north of

        Maybe £36M and El Neny? Mustafi?

    2. apparently Lyon want to sell him this window and we’re the only club in for him. So maybe a chance they take a lower amount. Or that’s what I’ve read

  2. But nevertheless, even if Runarsson passed his medical today to join Arsenal this summer window, but still, I can’t see him getting involved on the bench for Arsenal in their PL home match against West Ham on Saturday.

    This is because on his arrival in England, he will be required by the Covid-19 protocol to quarantine himself for 14 days isolation before he’ll be allowed to start mingling with the rest of his team mates at the club.

    So therefore, this means Matt Macey should still be on the bench for the Gunners in their home match against the West Hammers as the backup goalie For the match.

    1. He won’t have to, there is an exemption for “elite” sports,as long as he’s had a negative test in the last 5 days,no problem.

  3. Macy will be on the bench again as it’s far too early for Runarsson to be picked and no, he does not gave to quarantine. By the way, lucky spurs just scraped through again 9 men.

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