Posted on August 19, 2016 by ADMIN

Did Mahrez snub Arsenal or the other way around?

The facts of the matter are that the reported Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez has this week signed a new contract that will keep him at his current club Leicester City until 2020, as reported by Sky Sports and other sources.

We do not know for sure, but the reports are also suggesting that there is no release clause in the new deal, so the chances of any club, including our own, signing the Algerian international this summer are now almost zero. A lot of papers and websites reporting this are taking the tone that Mahrez has snubbed a possible move to Arsenal, just as his Foxes team mate Jamie Vardy did earlier in the summer, but is that really the case?

Just a few days ago the player himself was talking about there being a few clubs that he would find hard to turn down and it seems to me that this was meant to encourage any potential suitors to make a move. Perhaps the reason Mahrez has now signed a contract extension is because nobody did.

So was it the decision of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger not to go for Mahrez instead of it being the other way around?

Bob.

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11 thoughts on “Did Mahrez snub Arsenal or the other way around?

  1. Thelinguist

    believe the media at your peril!!!!…..i doubt if arsene was interested at all,but the media are making headlines by linking every tom,dick and harry to Arsenal.Their problem ,not mine.Until i see anything on Arsenal.com,i just do my thing

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    1. karansagar

      Does it even matter who snubbed who? As long as we get Mustafi and Lacazette this summer, i don’t care if even Balotelli rejects us. We should focus on who to get, not who we could have got.

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  2. Uzi Ozil

    I think Arsenal wanted to sign Vardy….As for Mahrez, I don’t really know. Media made so many reports from the saga so it’s hard to say we were in for him or it was just made up stories..

    However, Vardy looks like we wanted him as we needed another striker. It was a pressing need more than the winger and Wenger admitted on the Vardy deal.. . Maybe am wrong but that’s my take.

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  3. Break-on-through

    I think we inquired about him at the most. Lei and Mahrez would have sang it from rooftops if Arsenal had been snubbed by Leicester player again. Remember Vardy in news paper month after stringing us along, it was an easy choice, well then why the wait plonker.

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    1. jonm

      Good point, arsenal interest in mahrez was most likely the usual media made up rubbish.

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  4. LoCkAy

    Very interesting post below:
    http://www.umaxit.com/index.php/videos/kroenke-usmanov-arsenals-financial-practices

    Marhez has always been a journalists (not even good ones) “wet dream” as far as Arsenal is concerned.
    I truly believe Wenger will or might bring a CB and that would be it.

    Like I said before, the fans wishes and hopes do not cross or interfere with what he wants to do.

    The fans have to understand that they are just here to fill the coffers and that’s absolutely it. Apart from that we have NO value for Wenger and the rest of the cronies (season tickets sold out, so it does not matter if you come to the Emirates or leave after 60mins… It means zero, nothing, rien, nada ..,!!).

    The fans need to realise (watch the link, it is clear) that they have power… Until it is clearly stated and used NOTHING will happen and he will sign another contract just because he can and he is unchallenged.

    Top manager? Really?
    3 leagues in 20 years, I call it load of non sense… That is a very poor record, sorry!! Wenger this, Wenger that, he is not even rated in his own country.

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  5. davidnz

    After spending 30 mill on Xhaka
    Arsenal really don’t have much
    left to spend on any
    other new players…
    Mahrez at 40 mill was just too much.
    Even withe new TV monies the 180 mill for salaries
    leaves no more than 40 mill to spend on new players.
    30 mill on Xhaka, 5mill on Asano 2mill on Holding
    was always the limit unless an incredible bargain showed up.
    The problem as I see it is that Arsenal keep so many
    salary guzzling injury prone players who are next to useless.
    We could sell 6-7 players and get 100 mill without weakening
    the squad. Then buy 3 more top class players we need.
    Walcott 25 mill Wilshere 20 mill Chamberlain 25 mill
    Gabriel 10 mill Wellbeck 12 mill Chambers 10 mill
    = 102 mill.
    But Wenger loves his deadwood.

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    1. Thelinguist

      those prices there wont happen!!!…..why will someone buy walcot and chamberlin for 25m?

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  6. LoCkAy

    Marhez has always been a journalists (not even good ones) “wet dream” as far as Arsenal is concerned.
    I truly believe Wenger will or might bring a CB and that would be it.

    Like I said before, the fans wishes and hopes do not cross or interfere with what he wants to do.

    The fans have to understand that they are just here to fill the coffers and that’s absolutely it. Apart from that we have NO value for Wenger and the rest of the cronies (season tickets sold out, so it does not matter if you come to the Emirates or leave after 60mins… It means zero, nothing, rien, nada ..,!!).

    The fans need to realise (watch the link, it is clear) that they have power… Until it is clearly stated and used NOTHING will happen and he will sign another contract just because he can and he is unchallenged.

    Top manager? Really?
    3 leagues in 20 years, I call it load of non sense… That is a very poor record, sorry!! Wenger this, Wenger that, he is not even rated in his own country.

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  7. Uche Edochie

    I guess we will never know who snubbed who especially as Wenger never gives details on anything. So one can only guess. The only thing I know for sure is that Leicester City does not like selling their players. They fought like mad to keep Vardy and did the same for Mahrez and I think that is what made the most impact in getting them both to sign new contracts too. Already they regret selling Kante to Chelsea so that tells you everything you need to know about what went down.

    In other news, Sanchez wants to leave and he ain’t backing down. This is what happens when a manager thinks he is a smart ass. All that penny pinching just infuriated our big players who have realized they will not win anything playing for us. Juve wants him and he is guaranteed the Serie A title over there. So the worst is yet to come. Imagine losing a player like Sanchez? Ozil will probably be next with his current nostalgia about returning to Madrid. Well done Wenger. You have outsmarted yourself. I hope you will still be feeling like a genius hugging our bank balance even as our big players leave.

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    1. Thelinguist

      sanchez told you he wants to leave?..or another media nonsense!!!!……media been playing with you lots mind…if he wants to leave he will leave when its time,not this media nonsense

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