Arsenal must beat Spurs to bargain Mahrez transfer

If I am right about things then Arsenal fans will have to accept that the hoped for transfer of the talented young France international wide star Thomas Lemar will not be signing for the Gunners this summer, as his current club Monaco have already sold a few of their title winning team of last season and made a massive wedge of cash into the bargain.

So assuming that their business is done for the summer then Arsene Wenger needs to switch his focus from Lemar and find another transfer target who can offer us something similar. Step forward Riyad Mahrez, who is also well known for scoring goals and providing assists in a wide attacking role.

According to Arsenal transfer rumours the Algerian international is also keen to become an Arsenal player and is putting off a transfer offer from the Serie A club Roma in the hope of moving to north London. However, there is now a danger of Mahrez moving to the wrong bit of north London with our local rivals Tottenham said to be keen.

So with Metro also reporting that his current club Leicester City have now lowered their asking price from £50 million to £40 million, does Wenger need to move fast to secure this transfer ahead of the spuds?


  1. WengerBooi says:

    Lemar should be done by the end of the week. forget Mahrez and go all out for Van Dyk

    1. gotanidea says:

      If Sanchez signs a new deal with Arsenal, we can forget Mahrez. As what the others have said, apparently Lemar is meant as a replacement for Cazorla.

      Actually I’m not impressed with Lemar. I have seen how he plays for France against England, and he didn’t shine at all in that match.

      Ideally, Sanchez extends his contract, we get a playmaker like Jean Seri and replace Ozil with Rafinha. I would like to see this roster in this season:

      —————————————– Cech/ Martinez

      ———- Koscielny/ Holding — Mertesacker/ Gabriel — Mustafi/ Kolasinac

      Chamberlain/ Bellerin — Seri/ Ramsey — Coquelin/ Chambers — Monreal/ Gibbs

      —————————–Rafinha/ Lemar — Sanchez/ Iwobi

      —————————————–Giroud/ Welbeck

      1. Chizzy Nigeria says:

        No space for Dhaka?

        1. gotanidea says:

          Dhaka didn’t show a midfield general or a world class defensive midfielder performance in the last season and in the pre-season. Arsenal should look for a defensive midfielder like Makalele, Marco Senna and Mascherano, if they want to dominate the midfield area.

          1. Twig says:

            What is Dhaka?

          2. Chizzy Nigeria says:

            It was a typo. I meant xhaka

  2. Efe iteire says:

    Yes wenger needs to act fast to get Mahrez or Spurs will get him and we will regret it

    1. teedee says:

      I’m a Spurs supporter (cue booing) and I believe there is no chance that we are in for Mahrez. For a start, we just don’t spend that kind of cash (despite wasting £30m on Sissoko) and, secondly, Mahrez, undoubtedly a talent, acted the complete twat last season with Leicester and Pochettino will not entertain players like that, so no deal.

      1. jeff says:

        Why are you here then??

        1. Spud-U-Like says:

          (Why are you on here then?) So no Arsenal fan ever went on to a Tottenham website? Don’t forget, we get a lot of your blogs on our website simply because the ‘words’ Spurs or Tottenham are included. I concur with my fellow Spurs supporter that Tottenham are not remotely interested in Mahrez for the reasons he has stated. Personally I hope you don’t sign Lemar as it would certainly strengthen your team. I’m not so worried if you sign Mahrez.

        2. Twig says:

          Just snooping I guess

        3. neil says:

          rise above.. no issues with Spuds fans on here if theyre respectful like TeeDee and Spud U Like towards Arsenal fans

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    We should get Lemar asap
    I don’t think Wenger is interested IN Mahrez, otherwise he would have made a bid

  4. Eddy Hoyte says:

    Lemar Lemar Lemar!! ya’ll should cut the blooody crap it already! I for one, same as you know it’s just a season we’ve seen him perform. Suddenly he’s the answer to our problems?? personally i keep saying it, I’ll take Mahrez over him any day, EPL proven and experienced, and what’s the guarantee that Lemar would fit in to the Epl straight away?? I think we’ve over hyped Lemar. For what i can tell, no other team are trying to get him. Mahrez?? Willian + cash for Ox?? Reus?? Douglas costa?? Are we saying these guys ain’t as good as Lemar or better?

    1. WengerBooi says:

      naah these guys aren’t as good as Sanchez. Lemar in Wengers eyes looks like the replacement for Santi. and we all know how much he loves versatile players.

  5. gorin says:

    pls wenger should get deals done and fast. mahrez and a defensive midfielder.

  6. Chizzy Nigeria says:

    This squad is too average to challenge. Wenger should spend some money and make it happen. We should stop with the top4 mentality and spend to create a team that can challenge for years to come. I’ve been an arsenal fan since 2006, that’s 11 years and no EPL trophy. It’s not ideal for a top club

    1. neil says:

      this is a problem as many Arsenal fans have become so perhaps as a result of Invincibles etc and been drought years since then

      however Arsenal had austere years due to paying off the stadium but we have seen an upturn in quality of players brought in plus 3 FA Cups in 4 years..
      its a slow turnaround and I think we are in transition still.. remember there are also many clubs with pits of money to compete with now not just Man Utd like 10 years ago !

  7. jm says:

    Mahrez is way better than lemar %100 Mahrez will get better and better when he plays for arsenal

  8. jm says:

    Wenger is our biggest problem in arsenal if he wants to sign the lemar guy he should pay the 55m and get him or he should get mahrez who is better and cheaper for 35m mahrez will be ours then get William from sporting Lisbon

  9. Twig says:

    How’s it possible that City haven’t broken FFP?

    1. Simon says:

      What’s the punishment – just a fine?

      Maybe they prepared to take the consequences.

      If we keeping Sanchez – are we not also in trouble?

    2. LL_cool_gunner says:

      FFP is rubbish..

  10. Waal2waal says:

    Is it just me or does anybody else think we should gazump the toffees bid and bring in gylfi sigurdson the free kick spcialist surely we can coax them with one or two squad players who’d be better running out for the swans. Never underestimate the quality of such players who im never surprised when he shows his quality scoring against teams like us.

  11. Godwin matsiko uganda says:

    All in all i’d prefer mahrez to lemar because this guy has experience over lemar in epl thus wenger would have ran fast to get him.secondly mahrez is also willing to play for the gunners which means he’d offer the whole of himself for arsenal.

  12. claret says:

    you cant do what you have failed to do in the last 10yrs ,so don’t expect much from the 67yr old

  13. Mark says:

    I’m confused. We’ve got 2 articles. One saying Leicester have dropped the price and one saying they won’t drop the price and indeed might raise it…!

    Silly season. Wake me up when it ends.

  14. Empero' says:

    Sign ’em if there’s a Z in the name. LacaZette, SancheZ, MahreZ, OZil, GoretZka, ‘Zhaka’, ‘OZlade’, ‘KoZcielny’, ‘MuZtafi’, ‘KolaZinac’, ‘CZech’.
    ArZene Wenger.

  15. Nick says:

    I think we should bring in 3 players Lemar , mahrez and William get rid of Sanchez cos he’s only got a few years left in him …Anyway iv just heard that monico have agreed to sell Lemar to Arsenal for 50 million euros….????? it’s done ✅

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