Arsenal received huge boost in race for African PL star

Riyad Mahrez is ready to snub Manchester City to join Arsenal this summer. The Algerian was on the verge of joining the Citizens in January, but the foxes rejected Pep Guardiola’s £50m offer for Mahrez and slapped a £80m price-tag on his head which deterred City.

As the Daily Express claims, Mahrez is still hoping to leave Leicester in the summer and favours a move to Emirates. The playmaker, who was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2016, owns a house in London and would prefer to make the switch to Arsenal rather than Manchester. On Friday, Mahrez spoke out about his future at the King Power Stadium, telling Sky Sports: ‘I am still contracted to Leicester and at the moment I am here so we will see.

‘At that time I handed in a transfer request because I had offers from Manchester City, so obviously I wanted to go, but now I am still in Leicester. ‘With me especially you never know what is happening. Every time I have to go but I am still here, so I don’t really want to talk about I’m going, I’m staying, you know.