Alex Runar Runarsson has been forced to delete a number of tweets about legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, ahead of his imminent Gunners transfer.
The Iceland international has emerged as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice replacement for Aston Villa bound goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
Despite heroics in the FA Cup and Community Shield, Arsenal accepted a £20m bid for the Argentinian, with his signing set to be confirmed imminently.
That leaves Arteta in the market for a deputy to first-choice stopper, with Runarsson the man identified.
Brentford keeper David Raya has also been linked with a move to the Emirates, but a move for Runarsson, looks an easier one to complete.
Dijon have set an asking price of just £1.5million, with reports claiming he has completed a medical ahead of a transfer.
According to Icelandic outlet433 , he underwent checks yesterday and will sign a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium.
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However, Runarsson has already incurred the wrath of Arsenal fans across social media, after a series of foul-mouthed tweets about Wenger emerged.
Back in 2011, Runarsson posted: “Arsene Wenger is a little too stupid!” Before hashtagging “French F***”.
In further Tweets, the keeper says: “Arsene Wenger is definitely the dumbest man on this planet,” before repeating the expletive filled hashtag.
The posts were quickly deleted once they came to light, but it could mean a frosty reception for Arteta’s latest recruit, if a deal is completed.
It’s the second example of players in north London, being forced to remove posts from their social media channels, in a matter of weeks.
The boot was firmly on the other foot last month, when new Tottenham signing Matt Doherty’s Tweets about his boyhood Arsenal were unveiled by eagle-eyed Gunners.
Spurs and Doherty tackled that one head on, with the Republic of Ireland international deleting the tweets in a video on the club’s social media channel.
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