Arsenal fan gets Riyad Mahrez's name printed onto Gunners shirt

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Arsenal have been heavily linked with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez this summer, after the Algeria international's stand-out performances during the Foxes remarkable title-winning campaign last season, with some Gunners fans becoming increasingly excited.

Reports on Saturday claimed that the 25-year-old was ready to leave the King Power Stadium, to pursue the next chapter of his career at the Emirates.

The Independent has said, according to unconfirmed reports, that a £41.8 million fee between Leicester and Arsenal has already been agreed.


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However, it seems one fan in particular became so confident that Arsene Wenger would secure, what would be a major summer signing, by having Mahrez and his Leicester number, 26, printed onto his shirt.

Asad Balal shared the image of him donning his new Arsenal shirt on Twitter, writing: "Mahrez to Arsenal is done ..He will wear the number 26 ... This is how confident I am".

Inside information

Balal claimed to have inside information about the big-money transfer, while fresh reports were continually keeping excited Gunners fans updated about the club's progress in capturing the Leicester City man.

However, Claudio Ranieri will likely laugh off the Arsenal fan's purchase, after the Italian claimed earlier in the week that the France-born Algeria winger wanted to stay with the Premier League champions.

"Yes, he wants to stay." said Ranieri, as reported by Sky Sports.


But Kamel Bengougam, Mahrez's agent, has continued to fuel transfer speculation, after being spotted at Arsenal's friendly fixture in Lens on Friday night.

Leicester fans believe Mahrez could have played his last game for Leicester, in a pre-season friendly against Celtic on Saturday evening, wearing, ironically, a red away kit, which got the interest of many Arsenal fans on Twitter.

Mahrez scored 17 goals and produced 11 assists in the Premier League for Leicester last campaign.

Could Riyad Mahrez become a key player for Arsenal, if he joins the club this summer? Have your say in the comment bow below.

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