Arsenal are one of a few Premier League clubs that have been increasingly linked with a transfer bid for the Leicester City and Algeria international star Riyad Mahrez when the winter transfer window is open next month, along with Man United and Tottenham. But if Arsene Wenger was planning on making a move, it seems that he would be wasting his precious time.
The 24-year old and his team mate Jamie Vardy have really set the division alight this season and they show no signs of easing up as both scored again as they beat the reigning EPL champions Chelsea on Monday to go back above the Gunners into top spot.
While most people in football do not expect it to last until the end of the season, perhaps the manager and players of Leicester do and Mahrez is ready to snub any January transfer moves to stay with his current club and do his best to keep proving people wrong, as a Daily Mail report explains.
He told a French radio station, “It’s best for me to stay until the end of the season.
“I was at Le Havre, I had six months left but nobody came to get me. Leicester tried very hard to get me.
“I could feel that they wanted me. I took the decision without knowing the culture or the area. It was a risk.
“When you come from far away and you end up in the Premier League it makes you happy. I am happy that I signed for Leicester.”
I do think that Mahrez would be a great signing for Arsenal and that his pace, vision and technical ability would fit really well with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla but if Wenger agrees, it looks like he will have to wait until the end of the season to do anything about it.
One thing I have come to learn through the years is Wenger’s taste in players and us the fans plus the media is totally different.
Better to just wait and see what he does than proposing any player that has some good games. I bet his not even looking at Mahrez.
Mahrez will probably end up at United, Juventus or some other team outside the EPL.
If this is true, then it will be a good move by Ospina to stay and fight……. And according to rumours, besiktas are looking the other way at marseille’s mandada
what happens to the boy in Roma?
Wenger out at the end of the season, Pep in
Anyone who truly loves Arsenal would approve, and ofcourse the Wenger fanboys would disapprove
At least wait until he loses a big game to start this nonsense. This is completely out of context at the moment.
to be fair at least this is consistent – better than the reactionary ‘wenger out’ brigade who love him when we beats one team, then calls for him to be sacked as soon as he loses claiming they’ve known our season was doomed from the outset
i dont like so much to talk about rumours..but if we will go for someone in the rumours..i would go for lucas moura or isco. lucas moura is a more direct an faster winger, but isco is more like the player who likes wenger in one wing…a playmaker playing there a la ramsey or nasri, even pires. we should go for a DM to fight with le coq, who i who come back soon and as good as he was playing.
Belle Mert/Gab Kos Monreal
Santi/Ram Le Coq
Moura/Isco ozil Alexis
Very strong Team
aahhh…moura should be cheaper than Isco….for the DM i think there are many cool candidates ond Krichowiak (the seville guy), Wanyama, Lars Bender, Kondogbia, carvalho (i dont like rabiot)…i would get one of the first 2
Wenger will probably get the one that you don’t like,
Just to piss you off! ?
Mahrez will keep on improving and his value will be sky high by the end of the season.
I’m sure that Leicester City will consider a bid of £20 million for him in January, They paid £400,000 for Mahrez a year or so ago…. he is easily worth 25mil right now.
I would be very happy if Wenger got him in January.