Warmuz to sign for Gunners
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Lens keeper, who was released by his club after a spell of poor form, has travelled to London to meet Arsene Wenger and David Dein.
An agreement is expected to be reached swiftly, and only a medical is thought to stand in the way of a dream move for the veteran shot-stopper.
"I am passing the medical examinations in London," he stated. "As a rule, I should sign this afternoon.
"I have had contacts with this club since the end of last year."
Warmuz will compete with Stuart Taylor for the deputy's role behind David Seaman, with Wenger looking to bring in a top class number one in the summer.
The new arrival is ineligible for Europe after representing Lens in the Champions League, but is already understood to be training with the Premiership champions.
Wenger has followed the 32-year-old for several years, and was close to bringing him to Monaco a decade ago.
The keeper also had contacts with St Etienne, Clermont-Ferrand, Espanyol, Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach, Werder Bremen, Hearts and Hibernian.
Arsenal held talks with Brazilian number one Marcos recently, but the player was unable to agree a deal to come to North London in January.