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Arsenal have been installed as favourites to sign Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, according to Football Insider.
The Algeria winger has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer and the reports have gathered pace in the last few days.
Wenger is keen on improving his attacking options and the French tactician has been linked with a number of wingers, including Mahrez.
Champions Leicester City are reluctant to sell their star player and are doing everything to keep him at the club but that hasn’t deterred Wenger and he has reportedly reached an agreement with the player to move to the Emirates this summer
According to Le Buter via Football Transfertavern, Arsenal have held talks with Mahrez’ camp and the player has agreed to move to North London.
This report has prompted Skybet to slash the odds of Arsenal signing Mahrez from 9/4 to 8/11. Leicester are “evens” to keep hold of their star player who helped them win the Premier League title last term.
Wenger is a huge fan of Mahrez and the boss has never hidden his admiration for the PFA player of the year. The Gunners’ boss was present at Leicester’s pre-season game against Paris Saint Germain last week and refused to rule out a move for the winger.