Leicester City boss Claude Puel has warned that Arsene Wenger’s departure will be followed by difficulties, but he hopes Arsenal will reach a strong level again in time.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he knows the story behind Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez recent spat with his club, but decided to keep reasonably quiet.
The Algerian international has been strongly linked with moves away from the Walkers Stadium in recent transfer windows, but has not been allowed to exit the club despite him supposedly handing in a transfer request on more than one occasion.
Leicester have had a bid in excess of £20 Million rejected by Arsenal for the services of Calum Chambers.
The Gunners signed the English defender from Southampton in 2014, but after failing to earn a regular starting role after two years, was sent out on loan last season.
Arsenal are believed to have held talks over a swoop for Riyad Mahrez for much of the summer, but have put his capture off so far.
Thomas Lemar was believed to be a priority over the Algerian winger, but now looks to be off the cards, and there had been thoughts that would mean the Leicester star would become wanted once again.
Arsenal have had a big boost in their bid to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, with the Foxes boss ruling out a move to Roma.
The Algerian international was previously speculated as close to a move to the Giallorossi, and a date was even claimed to have been made for his medical, but Craig Shakespeare has ruled out such a switch.
Arsenal are believed to be very close to agreeing two key transfers this week, but will there be more big signings?
The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has claimed he is looking to bring in three big signings this summer, before playing down his own statement by insisting that Rob Holding was a big signing, albeit for only £2.5 Million.
Arsenal play host to Premier League champions Leicester City tonight at the Emirates, with both sides in need of the points.
The Foxes come into the match six points outside the relegation zone, but they won’t get any sympathy from the Gunners who will be strongly focussed on a strong end to the season in hope of climbing back inside the top four.
Arsenal may be one of the most successful clubs ever to play in England, with only Manchester United and Liverpool having won more league titles and nobody ever winning more FA cup trophies than us, but Arsenal fans are all too well aware that it has been a long time between drinks in the Premier League.