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Is Riyad Mahrez heading to Arsenal?

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal fans were treated with a potential double score on Wednesday night following their 2-1 Carabao Cup win.

Not only have they witnessed their team progress to the final but they also spotted Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez leaving the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Algerian international as Arsene Wenger looks to further strengthen his squad following Alexis Sanchez’s departure. With Mesut Ozil being constantly linked with a move away from Arsenal as well, Arsene Wenger wants to make sure he continued replacing one world star player with another.

Arsenal fans were sent into frenzy last night when Arsenal Fan TV claimed a shot at the hooded Mahrez outside the stadium with supporters chanting his name as he entered a car.

The emergence of the video sparked intense speculation from both Arsenal and Chelsea and it remains to be seen whether the in-demand Algerian would be joining any of the two sides. Mahrez was also linked with Liverpool who regard him as a direct replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

The most recent reports from Sky Sports claim, however, that Mahrez was not at the Emirates to discuss a move to Arsenal (or Chelsea). He is said to have met up with former teammate and close friend N’Golo Kante in the aftermath of the Gunners’ Carabao Cup win.

In the meantime, Mahrez was not the only Leicester City player to have visited the Emirates last night as Chelsea target Islam Slimani posted an Instagram picture from inside the stadium to add fuel to speculation further.

Slimani is one of the number of forward targets Chelsea are said to be pursuing.

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