Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have not made a bid for Riyad Mahrez, but admits it’s something that could occur as the Algerian winger looks for pastures new this summer.
This year the 2015-16 player of the year was part of a Leicester team that found it hard to hit the heights of that title winning season, but that hasn’t deterred the Arsenal manager.
Speaking to to beIN Sports, Wenger was asked about his interest in the player who, last week, handed in a transfer request at Leicester.
“Have we made a bid for him?,” he said. “No. Not yet. Not yet means it could happen, it could not happen
“I think he had a huge impact at Leicester when they won the championship, like everybody else.
“It’s been a different season this year but it doesn’t take anything away from his qualities.”
Arsenal were rumoured to be interested last year but it never went beyond that, despite some French journalist talking about it as if it were a done deal. Leicester later admitted they hadn’t had any bid from the Gunners.
This time around they’d be inclined to sell, so it remains to be seen how serious our interest is. It probably depends a lot on whether Ozil and Sanchez stay, and Wenger also revealed he’s willing to keep both players into the final year of their contracts unless they agitate for a move.
So, for now, we’ll get the Poo-o-Meter out and give it middling 5. Interactive poo ratings coming soon *cough – Alex – cough*
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