Aaron Ramsdale has limited comments on his social media posts after he received horrendous online abuse from Arsenal fans.
The Sheffield United goalkeeper is on the brink of competing a £30million transfer to join the Gunners.
Ramsdale, 23, endured an inconsistent 2020/21 campaign as the Blades were relegated from the Premier League.
But he showed signs of his quality towards the end of the season and was called up to the England squad which reached the Euro 2020 final following an injury to Dean Henderson.
Nonetheless, certain Arsenal fans are less than convinced by the signing and flooded Ramsdale’s comments with vile messages.
One supporter labelled him a “blonde inbred” and another warned he would receive abuse every day while writing: “We don’t want you at Arsenal.”
Other abhorrent messages read, “DO NOT COME TO ARSENAL U FRAUD”, and, “Burn in hell you… stay far far away from Arsenal.”
Ramsdale played no part in Sheffield United’s 4-0 loss at West Brom in the Championship on Wednesday night as he was left out of the match-day squad.
Blades manager Slavisa Jokanovic explained his absence after the heavy defeat, saying: “The deal is not complete [with Arsenal] but it’s agreed between the clubs. I believe the agreement is close to being done but it can be soon.
“It’s a huge deal for the club and we have been relegated from the Premier League, so it’s complicated to say no. It’s not really what I want but it’s difficult to stop this kind of situation.”
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Ramsdale is believed to have undergone a medical on Thursday to become Arsenal’s fourth first-team signing of the summer and take their spending to over £100million.
Centre-back Ben White, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and full-back Nuno Tavares have already moved to the Emirates, while Martin Odegaard may soon follow Ramsdale through the entrance.
The Gunners have agreed a fee of £30million, rising to £34million with add-ons, to sign the Norway playmaker from Real Madrid after he impressed during a short-term loan in the latter half of last season.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes to have Odegaard available for the visit of bitter rivals Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. It remains to be seen whether Ramsdale could make his Gunners debut at the weekend.
The north London club fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Brentford in last Friday’s Premier League opener.
White and Lokonga started the match but, like the vast majority of their teammates, failed to make an impression as Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard’s goals won it for the Bees