Runar Alex Runarsson has reportedly had his Arsenal medical on Monday ahead of his transfer from Ligue 1 side Dijon.

The 25-year-old Icelandic international has been identified by the Gunners board as potential replacement for Emiliano Martinez, who is set to join Aston Villa.

Martinez, 28, completed his medical on Sunday ahead of his £20millon switch from the Gunners after seeking assurances of regular football.

The Argentine international had looked set to stay at the club to rival Bernd Leno for the No 1 jersey but following several meetings with Mikel Arteta, it was decided that he was available for other clubs.

Things then progressed quickly with Aston Villa and Brighton among those keen on the Argentine but it was the Midlands club who met Arsenal’s valuation for stopper.

He then withdrew from the Arsenal squad to face Fulham on the opening day of the season and headed north to completed his move.

That is now believed to be complete, pending an announcement and Arsenal chief have wasted no time in finding his replacement.

And according Icelandic outlet DV claim that Alex Runarsson is on his way to the Emirates Stadium and underwent a medical on Monday.

The 25-year-old is set to join the Gunners on £1.5million and sign a five-year contract with the club after being identified by their recruitment team.



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