Confirmed by BBC – Mahrez to join Arsenal soon

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Garth Crook’s has stated on BBC Sport that Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez’s best option is Arsenal.

The Algerian winger has regained his brilliant form according to the former Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur star and believes a transfer to the Emirates Stadium would be ideal for the 26-year-old.

Mahrez, a former PFA Player of the Year, experienced a massive dip in form following his club’s fairytale victory in the 2015-16 campaign. However, under new manager Claude Puel he has gone through somewhat of a resurgence, once again catching the attention of some of the league’s finest.

Crooks suggested that the rediscovery of his form may well be the wide man playing for a move, in a bid to attract a potential suitor that would take him away from the King Power Stadium.

With 44 goals in 165 games for the Foxes so far, Mahrez has scored nine times this season as he looked to improve his highest tally of 18 which came in 2015/2016.

“He is a top-class player and should be playing with a top-four team,” Crooks wrote. “I think the Gunners might be Mahrez’s best option.”

With Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United reportedly imminent, there will be a space for Mahrez in Wenger’s squad, however, the potential swap for Henrikh Mkhitaryan might play a role in whether or not Arsenal moves for the Algerian.