There were reports going around at the weekend about Arsenal and our rumoured transfer pursuit of the Leicester City attacking star Riyad Mahrez. This news was coming from Italy and if true it will surely put a smile back on the faces of Arsenal fans who had to suffer the disappointment of dropping out of the top four of the Premier League and facing Thursday night games in the Europa League rather than our usual high profile Champions League exploits.
Before we all get too excited though, we must remember that there are and always have been a vast number of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with every player under the sun, so just because the Daily Express was reporting the news from Italy that Arsenal have already secured the transfer of the Algerian international it did not necessarily make it true.
But today there is more reason for Gooners to believe it and start to get excited, because today is the first day of training for the Foxes after the summer break but reports claim that Mahrez was not there. The 26-year old has already made it quite clear that he expects to move on from the King Power Stadium this summer and we know that Arsene Wenger is a fan as he tried last summer to sign him.
So can we put two and two together and assume that the Mahrez transfer to Arsenal will be announced very soon?