Thursday, 4 August 2016

Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign Riyad Mahrez and Julian Draxler?


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Arsenal to sign Riyad Mahrez and Julian Draxler?
Who likes short shorts? Photograph: Plumb Images/LCFC via Getty Images
Nothing gets the Mill’s juices flowing quite like a club wasting time and energy to issue a fiercely worded statement insisting their player is going nowhere. It almost always follows the come-and-get-me plea and it is a bootless errand. On this occasion it is Wolfsburg tinkling into the wind. Hands off Julian Draxler they bark, but the die is already cast. It is all quiet on the Wenger front no longer you see. The Emirates portcullis has been lifted, Arsène has prised open the war chest, plucked £50m big ones from it and there’s nothing the Bundesliga side can do about it. Or is there? Everton, bless them, have also entered the race for the want-away Germany international and may force Wenger to turn his attentions elsewhere.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Riyad Mahrez wears Leicester City’s new red kit and Arsenal fans can’t help but dream


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Riyad Mahrez started for Leicester in their pre-season game against Celtic
Riyad Mahrez started for Leicester in their pre-season game against Celtic (Picture: Getty)
Perhaps it’s the summer heat, or the insatiable thirst for a glamorous new signing, but the sight of Riyad Mahrez in red was too much to handle for some Arsenal fans.

Last season’s PFA Player of the Year has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners

Arsenal transfer news: Riyad Mahrez 'agrees to join' in €50m deal, according to reports


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The Algeria international has apparently been 'seduced' by Arsenal, according to reports in France.
 Riyad Mahrez 'agrees to join' in €50m deal
 Riyad Mahrez 'agrees to join' in €50m deal
Riyad Mahrez, the Leicester City winger, has agreed to join Arsenal as part of a €50m (£41.8m) deal, according to unconfirmed reports in France.

The Algeria international, who was voted PFA Player of the Year last season for his performances in Leicester’s remarkable title-winning campaign, has apparently settled on leaving the defending Premier League champions.