Dijon shot-stopper Runar Alex Runarsson will undergo a medical with the London giants on Thursday, according to reports. Arsenal have agreed a £2m deal with the Ligue 1 club and are now on the verge of completing the transfer.
Iceland international has been quickly identified by the Gunners as the replacement for Emiliano Martinez, who completed his £20m move to Aston Villa on Wednesday. And Alex is now due to complete medical checks in London and will finalise his move to Arsenal.
The report also claims that the Gunners are still open to signing Brentford shot-stopper David Raya, even though Runarsson is on the verge of joining the London club. Arsenal are looking to sign the Spanish goalkeeper this summer but allow him to stay at Brentford on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper, meanwhile, will arrive and immediately act as a back-up to Bernd Leno, who started in Gunners 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday. The Icelandic shot-stopper has already worked with Gunners current shot-stopper coach, Inaki Cana, at Danish side Nordsjaelland.
Alex has won five caps with Iceland’s national team and was in their squad at the World Cup in 2014.
Gunners may have to sell more footballers to fund any deal for Aouar, with Guendouzi joining the likes of Lucas Torreira, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis as available for transfer. Emiliano Martinez has left for Aston Villa in a £20m deal, although a number of the fringe footballers are proving difficult to offload.