According to the Daily Star, Arsene Wenger has admitted he’s optimistic that we can sign forward Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City during this transfer window.

The forward’s scored 11 goals and made eight assists in 58 appearances for Leicester and is apparently so valuable to the club that they’re refusing to sell him.

However, with his asking price only at around £5m, it’d be hard for the fellow Premier League team to turn down the type of offer we could bring to the table.

Speaking recently, Wenger said, “I can’t predict what will happen.

“I am optimistic and we’re working on it.

“We have Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere out and you always want to add goalscorers to your squad.”

The 24-year-old signed for Leicester in January 2014 and is obviously Premier League ready. However, as much as many are urging Wenger to sign a forward, would the Algerian really improve our squad that much?

I get what the boss is saying about injuries, but we still need a player who’s going to play at the highest level, week in, week out.

Deadline day is just days away so we’ll see how this story develops.