Arsenal targets not for sale, but can they stop them leaving?

Leciester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has played down the availability of the club’s key players.

The Foxes completed a hugely surprising Premier League win this week, overcoming huge odds of 5000/1, and are now eager to keep their current squad together ahead of their first ever assault on the Champions League next term.

Srivaddhanaprabha said: “We will play in the Champions League next season, why would they want to move? I don’t see the reason.

“We will try to keep them but it depends on the players as well.

“If they want to move, we will talk to them and ask why they have to move.”

Both Riyad Mahrez and N-Golo Kante have been linked with a switch to the Emirates this summer, and the latter has also hinted at a possible move at the end of the season.

The France international earned a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, and looks likely to push for a move in the coming window.

Kante could be the perfect partner for January signing Mohamed Elneny at the base of the midfield, and could also be used alongside Coquelin for a more defensive option, as we look to find the balance to mount out own title challenge next season.

The 25 year-old is also wanted by a number of other clubs, but he seems the perfect fit for our style of play, and could bring some much-needed Premier League winning experience with him.

Mahrez’s agent also talked up a possible move for his client recently, describing his chances of a move as ’50-50′.

The club’s vice-chairman claims the players should not want to move, but we all know that money talks, and with football players having short careers, the chance to move to a bigger club can be hard to turn down.

Saying that, what the Foxes achieved this season must be overwhelming, and the idea of continuing that dream could prove exciting.

Could Leicester really convince the duo to stay at the Walkers Stadium?

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  1. Nante and Mahrez would be wonderful but unlike last summer (when we needed two signings dm and cf) we need more than two signings: DM, CB, CF, winger, RB

    CF is a MUST. Giroud, Theo or Welbeck are not good enough. We need a CF like Kane, Vardy and Aguero. ie. Higuain, Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Morata, Lweandowski or wingers like Greizmann, Reus

  2. Walker Stadium?
    You mean go back in time
    their win was a miracle
    all the same I don’t think
    they have mastered time travel just yet 🙂

  3. Mahrez+Kante
    will be very expensive
    and headline news which
    is rarely Wenger’s style.
    Unknown and cheap is more
    Wengers go.

    1. I think they will be ralatively cheaper than other targets like xhaka n auba but arsene will have to be able to covince them n trigger their low release clauses…

  4. I’m just going to pop this over here.

    Has everyone slept on Iheanacho? I’m really impressed with that kid given his short run in the City team. Look at the stats. 10 shots on target and 7 goals. Surely, he can’t be worse that Giroud right? And he’s just 19!

    He’s no Sanogo though.

  5. you’re asking the wrong question … the question should be WILL ARSENE WENGER MAKE A REASONABLE BID FOR BOTH OF THEM? not those hypocrite bids he makes for players so it’ll be rejected… wanna make business? £35-40 million for Mahrez…£20-25 for kante…Mahrez is worth 40 and more.. i dont care what anyone of you think

  6. I think Wenger has finally begun to drop this Barcelonaesc in the centre of midfield notion. Elneny added to Coq who specialises in intercepting, tackling, blocking. Elneny rarely gets ahead of the ball which is a sight for sore eyes in an Arsenal midfield. Cazorla too is good at this but he’s not going to win too many slide tackles. Our targets seem to be tough tacklers too, that’s why I think there might be truth in the rumours to Xhaka and Kante. Usually Wenger always wanted more AM types good with the passing and forward play.

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