The internet went mental on Thursday afternoon when an Algerian website started claiming that Arsenal had a £37.5m deal agree with Leicester for Riyad Mahrez.

This was quickly followed by claims that Arsenal had an agreement in place with the player for some time before they found one with Leicester.

That’s not how these things work, folks.

Thankfully, it took no time for the internet to work its magic and show just how reliable these guys are.

A little Twitter story, just for you:

https://twitter.com/DasAngreifer/status/758627016639913985

https://twitter.com/DasAngreifer/status/758627259351719936

This story hasn’t really moved on since last weekend when it was claimed Arsenal went in big from him, a report that stemmed from a single location (Eurosport.fr) just like this one.

The latest is that Claudio Ranieri still thinks Mahrez will stay and as I’ve said all throughout this saga, we should probably listen to him.

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