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 all summer and speculation reached fever pitch on Saturday when reports in France claimed the 25-year-old had already decided he was ready to join the Gunners in a £41 million deal.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Mahrez was selected from the start for the Premier League champions’ pre-season friendly against Celtic at Parkhead and looked resplendent in their new red away kit.

Given Arsene Wenger’s lack of activity in the market this summer you can perhaps forgive Arsenal fans on this occasion for daring to dream…

Metro