Arsenal set to beat Chelsea to the signing of star midfielder, as player jets in to London

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Arsenal set to beat Chelsea to the signing of star midfielder, as player jets in to London

Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez was in action for Leicester City in a pre-season friendly against Celtic which ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday, the Algerian international opened the scoring with an amazing solo goal.

Mahrez has been linked with an imminent move to The Emirates in recent days, and it was reported early last week by the Independent that the Algerian international has agreed to join Arsenal and it seems Wenger is more than ready to push the deal through.

Chelsea and Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the 25-year-old ace but it appears that they have both pursued other targets and dropped out of the race, leaving Arsenal in pole position.

TalkSport presenter Georgie Bingham via her Twitter account claimed she was on a fight with Mahrez which was flying to London from Glasgow, after the game with Celtic, saying:

Does that mean he is heading to the Emirates, could he have been in London to sign for Chelsea, or could he be having a couple of days in London ahead of Leicester’s friendly games this week?

Even if Mahrez is willing to join Arsenal, Claudio Ranieri could be a stumbling block to the deal as he is confident Mahrez will remain at the King Power Stadium next season, Ranieri is quoted as saying after the match against Celtic:“I’m confident, of course [Mahrez will stay],”

Personally, I think a move for Mahrez will no doubt improve our attack and with his pace, clever movement and brilliant technique he would be the perfect foil for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.



25th July 2016 : 17:15pm

Author: Ian H.
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