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Arsenal fans react to Riyad Mahrez comments

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Arsenal fans react to Riyad Mahrez comments

Some Arsenal fans have reacted to comments made by Riyad Mahrez that he almost joined Arsenal a few years ago.

The Algerian winger has given an interview with France Football in which he discusses the Gunners’ transfer interest after the Foxes had won the Premier League in 2016.

He claims his agent spoke to Arsene Wenger and that a deal was in place, before Leicester blocked the move.

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It seems Mahrez was disappointed to be denied a move to a bigger club, with the player saying he ‘lost two years at the very highest level’.

Mahrez would likely have been a regular starter in the Arsenal team such was his fantastic form in 2015/16.

In the end though, a move did not materialise and the Gunners instead brought in Lucas Perez, who really struggled at the Emirates Stadium.

The Spaniard struggled for game time and consistency, and was loaned back to Deportivo La Coruna the following summer.

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£120,000-a-week star Mahrez (Spotrac) has since gone on to become an important player at Manchester City, having joined the club for £60 million in the summer of 2018 (BBC Sport).

Arsenal fans react

Several Arsenal fans were dismayed to learn just how close Mahrez was to joining their club, and reacted on social media.

 

 

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