Tony Cascarino believes Arsenal shouldn’t pursue Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez as the player has proven too inconsistent for a title-chasing side.

Cascarino said the Gunners are in need for serious squad rebuilding with a couple of major signings but doesn’t believe Mahrez is a good enough addition.

The 54-year-old is not amused by the possibility of Arsenal signing the Leicester man who recently expressed his desire to exit the King Power Stadium as his form has been too inconsistent to earn a move to a top side.

Writing for The Times, Cascarino said: “Players such as Riyad Mahrez, who has told Leicester that he wants to move on, are not the level of player they need.

“You don’t want to be signing Mahrez in the hope of reigniting a title challenge. You don’t know if you’re getting the impressive Mahrez of two seasons ago or this season’s version of a player who seemed lost and lacking inspiration.”

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Mahrez for 18 months, as have the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, according reports from The Telegraph

Mahrez expressed his desire to play Champions League football, something Arsenal can’t offer, and would likely have to offer him a significantly better deal than the rest as a result.