Most Arsenal fans are feeling very frustrated about the transfer of Jamie Vardy being delayed, but there is now a definite chance that the Gunners could end up with both of Leicester’s attacking team by the beginning of next season. The rumours have stated that Wenger has met the release clause on Riyad Mahrez as well as Vardy, and today it seems the winger has not yet decided whether he will be staying at the King Power Stadium next season.
The 25 year old has made it clear that his future is up in the air, which hopefully means that the buyout clause has been met, but Mahrez says he wants to talk it over with Claudio Ranieri before making a decision.
“Leicester’s a family club; I’m happy there and I’d be happy to stay. I haven’t decided on my future yet; we’ll see.” he said.
“It’s possible that I leave, it’s possible that I stay, so we’ll see. I have a very good relationship with Ranieri. This is someone with whom I exchange a lot. We have a very good relationship.”
You could possibly read between the lines and decide that he wants to talk to the Italian boss about getting a pay rise to match what he could get from Arsenal, but perhaps, like Vardy, he really is considering a move to the Emirates…
Fingers crossed Gunners!