With Granit Xhaka signed and Jamie Vardy looking like a couple of days or maybe two weeks away from becoming an Arsenal player, Arsenal are said to be closing in on yet another summer signing. This time the player in question is Jamie Vardy’s Riyad Mahrez.
Mahrez scored 11 goals and created 17 assists last season as Leicester ran away as winners of the Premier League ahead of Arsenal who finished ten points behind the Foxes. The player is said to have a release clause fo £25 million which Arsenal is hoping to activate.
The player himself has confirmed he is not sure he will stay at Leicester next season or move elsewhere but is excited by the news linking him with Arsenal and PSG. Although PSG have more money and can beat Arsenal to the signing of the African but Mahrez himself has made it clear he doesn’t fancy a move back to France which means Arsenal have the edge in the chase for his signature.
Should Mahrez sign for Arsenal, he will be expected to play on the right wing, the same position as Theo Walcott which means Walcott may be sold. West Ham have already been linked with the signing of the English winger.