Alex Runar Runarsson deletes X-rated Wenger tweets ahead of Arsenal transfer

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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