Riyad Mahrez came details away from joining Manchester City a few days ago, but The Citizens backed down from a potential move for the Algeria international. That situation made Mahrez felt uncomfortable, and his future in Leicester City is up in the air right now.
The talented playmaker reacted poorly to the situation and is reportedly frustrated, which has made him even more eager to leave the King Power Stadium during the upcoming summer. And while Manchester City could remain as an alternative, there could be another alternative in London.
According to several reports, Arsenal could also be interested in the former PFA Player of the Year. The Gunners signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the recent transfer window, but adding Mahrez could put the Gunners over the top. Pair these three players with Mesut Özil, and we could make a case for Arsenal having one of the most talented attacking lines all over Europe.
It remains to be seen what will happen on the market, though. The Leicester winger handed in a transfer request in the final days of the window in a bid to force a move away from King Power Stadium, though Pep Guardiola’s side would not go above their highest offer of £60 million with the Foxes’ valuation close to £100m. Arsenal would have to go closer to a nine-figure bid to have any chance to land the player.