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Riyad Mahrez signs new Leicester City contract - Twitter reacts

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Arsenal have been dealt yet another transfer blow - what's new?

It's been a miserable summer for the Gunners and now, despite having been linked with him for the best part of two months, they've missed out on Riyad Mahrez.

The winger has signed a new four-year deal at Leicester City and effectively ruled out any potential move to the Emirates Stadium.

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An official statement read: "Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that Riyad Mahrez has signed a new contract, committing his future to the Foxes until June, 2020.

"The reigning PFA Players’ Player of the Year signs new terms after playing a starring role in City’s unforgettable Premier League title triumph last season - the latest stage of a remarkable journey for the 25-year-old Algerian in Leicester City colours."

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In committing his long-term future at the King Power Stadium, Mahrez becomes the second Leicester player to turn Arsenal down this summer.

Teammate Jamie Vardy was also linked with a £20 million move to north London in June but rejected the opportunity in favour of staying in the East Midlands.

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News of Mahrez's decision has since spread like wildfire and, predictably, Arsenal have been well and truly ruined on Twitter.

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If it wasn't already the case, Arsenal are now running out of options as the transfer window approaches its close.

Indeed, Arsene Wenger has missed out on Mahrez, Vardy, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain, Arda Turan and Alexandre Lacazette - among many others - so far this summer.

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Who the Frenchman will now turn to remains to be seen, but there's now a growing fear that he might spend money for the sake of it just to appease fans.

A deal for Shkodran Mustafi remains in the offing but the case remains that Arsenal need greater attacking talent following a season where they flattered to deceive.

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