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Arsenal morning headlines as £85m double transfer raid planned, Runarsson move close

Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Wednesday, 16 September.

Arsenal top Premier League shirt sales chart

Arsenal’s new 2020/21 home shirt has become the most in demand strip in the top four divisions of English football.

The Gunners have edged ahead of their rivals at the start of the new campaign in terms of kit sales, despite a massive 63% drop in demand for kits due to the ongoing financial impact from the coronavirus troubles.

Despite this huge reduction, Arsenal are leading the way in online and in store sales, according to data from Lovethesales.com, taking over from the 2019-20 leader, Liverpool.

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At the other end of the scale, London rivals Fulham is reported to be the least desirable kit, with newly relegated Bournemouth the top selling Championship kit.

Arsenal close in on Icelandic stopper

Arsenal are reportedly edging closer to securing a deal for Icelandic international goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson from Ligue 1 club Dijon.

The 25-year old established himself as first choice for the French club following his 2018 move from FC Nordsjaelland, before playing a rotating role with Alfred Gomis last season.

That uncertainty over his future has opened up speculation of an exit, and according to reports from Icelandic newspaper DV, he has already completed a medical with the Gunners ahead of a £1.5million deal.

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Runarsson is set to sign a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium, worth around £40,000 per week.

Gunners eye double transfer swoop following Aubameyang extension news

Arsenal will aim to complete a £85million double transfer swoop for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid before the end of the transfer window next month.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with both players in recent months, and according to a report by…