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Arsenal fan with 'Mahrez 26' shirt reacts to Riyad Mahrez's new contract

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Arsenal fans were understandably frustrated when news emerged that Riyad Mahrez had signed a new contract at Leicester City.

The Gunners have long been linked with a move for the Algerian star yet they failed in their attempts to sign him, much like the rest of their targets this summer.

In snubbing a move to the Emirates Stadium, Mahrez became the second Leicester player this summer to do so after Jamie Vardy also opted to stay at the King Power Stadium in June.

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However, whilst missing out on the winger could prove costly for Arsene Wenger, it's already proved so for one overly-confident fan.

Last month, Asad Balal posted the below tweet - which has now been deleted - after buying Arsenal's home shirt with 'Mahrez 26' printed on the back.

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Asad has been made to pay for his somewhat audacious move and, after initially putting the shirt up for sale - this tweet was also deleted - he has decided to give it to a charity shop.

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Not that anyone would buy it anyway.

Nevertheless, Arsenal must once again turn their attentions elsewhere as they vie to make much-needed attacking reinforcements.

The general consensus amongst fans is that Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are not good enough to lead the Gunners' attacking line and that they need to be replaced.

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However, doing so might now be out of the question given the dearth of players available.

Alexandre Lacazette remains a target but so determined are Lyon to keep hold of their talisman that they want at least £50 million from Arsenal.

And let's face it, Wenger is never going to spend that much on a player.

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