Ligue 1 goalkeeper undergoes medical ahead of Arsenal transfer

Joe Williams
Runar Alex Runarsson Dijon Arsenal

Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson went for a medical at Arsenal on Monday ahead of his potential move to the north London club, according to reports.

The Icelandic goalkeeper has been identified by Mikel Arteta as the perfect back-up to Bernd Leno in the squad.

As per reports on Monday, the Gunners will pay Ligue 1 side Dijon just £1.5m for his services.

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Apparently Arsenal’s current goalkeeper coach Inaki Cana has already worked with Runarsson at Danish side Nordsjaelland.

The 25-year-old has been capped five times by Iceland, but he is Dijon’s No.2 keeper. He was an unused sub in Sunday’s 2-0 home defeat by Brest.

Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Brentford stopper David Raya.

But those hopes now look over with a deal for Runarsson set to be finalised in the coming days.

Icelandic outlet DV claims Runarsson will sign a five-year deal and is likely to command modest wages of around £40,000 a week.