Riyad Mahrez responds to Arsenal transfer reports

Riyad Mahrez There has been no Arsenal offer yet despite Wenger’s compliment

Arsenal, Chelsea target waiting on Barcelona bid – report

Mahrez stuck with the club as they geared up for an adventure in the UEFA Champions League, but the Foxes came crashing back down to Earth the past season, and his value shrunk as a result.

After much contemplation, he chose to remain at the King Power Stadium, and it was the same when Tottenham Hotspur showed interest in January.

Arsenal is seemingly leading the chase to land Mahrez this summer.

Club Call report that Mahrez has been linked with Chelsea, but the Blues are likely to face competition from both Arsenal and Barcelona.

There is simply no logic here, especially considering the Gunners will not be in the Champions League next season.

Elsewhere, Koscielny didn't rule out a move to Marseille after he was asked about the Ligue 1 club's reported interest in his services.

Wenger confirmed his interest in Mahrez in an interview with beIN Sports but said that a bid hadn't been made just yet, as his famous grin stretched across his face.

Mahrez scored only six times in the Premier League as Leicester, who replaced manager Claudio Ranieri with Craig Shakespeare in February, finished in 12th place. They play superb football and at the Emirates, he would be less tightly marked.

And while Mahrez believes he "should be leaving", he admits his future is up in the air.

On one hand, it could be looked at that Mahrez will take his game to the next level surrounded by great players and could be a very useful addition to the squad.

The former PFA Player of the Year declared his intention to seek pastures new last month with an honest social media post in which he stated his fierce ambition and wish to move onto a "new experience".

If Riyad Mahrez is on his way to the Emirates, it will certainly be a controversial decision.

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