Tag: Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte (R) reacts after his goal during the International friendly football match between Bayern Munich of Germany and Manchester City of England at the National Stadium in Tokyo on July 26, 2023. (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester City snub Arsenal to complete £23.5m move

After five-and-a-half years at Manchester City, Aymeric Laporte is set to join Al-Nassr FC in a move to the Saudi Pro League. Despite interest from Arsenal, Manchester City has accepted a £23.5m bid for the defender.
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Richard Heathcote

1 Arsenal surgery, 2 awards, 2 new coaches, Napoli friendly & 14 transfer rumours

As football came to a close last weekend, actual news has been light on the ground, but here is a roundup of the top Arsenal news and gossip stories this week.
Raheem Sterling left and Riyad Mahrez pose with the trophy after the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Sunday May 23, 2021.

Mikel Arteta keen on 2 Manchester City men for sale he helped coach

Mikel Arteta is apparently interested in bringing Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal this summer with Manchester City willing to sell both players.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Samir Nasri of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Samir Nasri makes surprising pick between Liverpool and Manchester City stars

Samir Nasri has said he'd prefer to play with Riyad Mahrez than Mo Salah because the latter is more selfish and 'only aspires to score goals.'

Riyad Mahrez: I almost transferred to Arsenal in 2016 but Leicester blocked it

Riyad Mahrez has confirmed that he almost signed for Arsenal in 2016, but Leicester City refused to let him leave.
Nicolas Pepe via Arsenal.com

Nicolas Pepe now the most expensive African player of all time

Arsenal's £72m deal for Nicolas Pepe has made him the most expensive African of all time.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Benched Mesut Ozil costs less than Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United benched stars

Mesut Ozil's time on Arsenal's bench has cost the club £3,332,077 this season but it's not as much as Alexis Sanchez has cost Manchester United to do the same.

Mahrez a doubt for Arsenal clash after picking up injury in pre-season

Manchester City are anxiously waiting to find out if Riyad Mahrez will be fit to face Arsenal on August 12th, after their new signing picked up an injury against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal deal named 2nd most exciting ahead of new season

Arsenal’s deal for Lucas Torreira has been named as one of the 10 most exciting transfers this summer ahead of the new season, coming in at number two behind the uninspired choice of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City at number one.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez reportedly turns down Real Madrid and Manchester City for Arsenal

The Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal story is back in full flow now, with reports in Spain claiming he has decided to turn down all other clubs in favour of joining the North London side.

Mahrez withdraws transfer request but reportedly still wants Arsenal move

Riyad Mahrez wants to join Arsenal despite his recent comments admitting he withdrew his January transfer request, and the fact he still has a contract with Leicester until 2020.

Alexandre Lacazette more clinical than you realise while Granit Xhaka is worse

With almost three-quarters of the Premier League season gone, let's look at who the competition's most clinical goalscorer is.

Only 1 Arsenal player makes Premier League top 30

Nacho Monreal is Arsenal's best player this season and the only player to make the top 30 in the league, according to the Sky Sports power rankings.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

2 reasons why not: Pundits question why Arsenal aren’t in for Mahrez

Pundits are struggling to understand how Riyad Mahrez looks set to stay at Leicester after yet another transfer window.

‘He will cost even more than £100m’ – Puel says how much Mahrez could...

Leicester City manager Claude Puel claims Riyad Mahrez could cost over £100m in the summer, and insists the 26-year-old is happy at the King Power Stadium.

Conflicting reports over Mahrez’s future at Leicester

Leicester City manager Claude Puel says Riyad Mahrez can't leave the club this month, but reports in France suggest he has an agreement with the owners saying he can.

Wise says Mahrez doesn’t want Arsenal move

Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise is convinced that Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez wouldn't be interested in signing for Arsenal.

Bad news for Arsenal with Liverpool willing to bolster attack for £50m

Riyad Mahrez was reportedly close to signing for Liverpool over the weekend, suggesting they're willing to pay £50m for a forward this month - much more than Arsenal can afford.

Report: Mahrez to have Liverpool medical today

Riyad Mahrez is expected to undergo a medical with Liverpool today ahead of a €55m move according to beIN SPORTS.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Liverpool interested in Mahrez to replace Coutinho

Liverpool could rival Arsenal for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez when they lose Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.

Arsenal told to sign a defender, Doucoure and Mahrez this month

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, has a long list of players that he reckons Arsene Wenger needs to offload in January.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Puel rules out Mahrez joining Arsenal

Leicester manager Claude Puel insists the Foxes are keen to keep hold of Riyad Mahrez.

Should Arsenal go back for Riyad Mahrez in January?

A year and a half ago, Arsenal tried to bring Riyad Mahrez to the Emirates. Is it now time for Arsène Wenger to have another go at signing the Algerian?

Arsenal will bid for Mahrez in January….maybe

Arsenal will bid for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez in January, according to a report in France, however, the reliability of that report is questionable.

Lemar, Draxler or Mahrez: Who would be the best fit for Arsenal?

Thomas Lemar, Julian Draxler and Riyad Mahrez are the three leading candidates to improve Arsenal's attack, but who would be the best choice?
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Still a chance Arsenal come in for Mahrez in January

Arsenal are reportedly 'considering' a return for Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, in January.

How will Arsenal lineup at the end of January?

The January transfer window will soon be upon us and, if we're lucky, we could have some new players in the team.
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Algerian media claim Arsenal and Manchester City the ‘only options’ for Mahrez in January

The Algerian media are convinced that Riyad Mahrez, who reportedly still wants a move away from Leicester, will sign for either Arsenal or Manchester City in January.

Arsenal might consider approach for in-form Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez didn't get his big move in the summer, but he's keeping his hopes alive with his recent performances.

Mahrez admits not knowing what happened with Arsenal transfer

Riyad Mahrez has revealed that he was "50-50" about joining Arsenal in 2016.

Arsenal joined by Man City and Chelsea in the race for Mahrez

Manchester City are eyeing Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, and could reportedly beat Arsenal and Chelsea to his signature.

Arsene Wenger responds to Riyad Mahrez rumours

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will not be moving for Leicester winger, Riyad Mahrez, in January.

Puel wants to keep Mahrez at Leicester as Arsenal are linked again

Claude Puel wants Riyad Mahrez to remain at Leicester amid persistent Arsenal links.

Mahrez would welcome Arsenal or Tottenham move

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez is keen on a move to Arsenal or Tottenham in January, according to reports.

Arsenal and Tottenham battling for Mahrez

Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly set to battle it out for Leicester City's Riyah Mahrez in January.

Arsenal could go back in for Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal, along with Tottenham, may try again for Riyad Mahrez when the January window opens, according to reports.

This is how Mahrez could make January move to Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is looking for a move to either Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham in January, but will only get it if he shows his 2015/16 form.

Arsenal will only let Alexis leave if they can sign Draxler

Arsenal will only let Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester City if they can bring in Julian Draxler from Paris Saint-Germain.

Mahrez leaves training camp to finalise move from Leicester

Riyad Mahrez has left his national team training camp in order to finalise a move away from Leicester, although it's unlikely he will be joining Arsenal.
Emmanuel Petit of Barcelona in action during the Pre-Season Friendly Tournament match against Arsenal held at the Amsterdam ArenA, in Amsterdam, Holland. Barcelona won the match 2-1.

Petit: Arsenal should sign Mahrez

Emmanuel Petit wants Arsenal to sign Leicester's Riyad Mahrez.