Sunday 25 March 2018

WATCH - Arsene Wenger chased by Arsenal fans demanding him to sign Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

A video has emerged of Arsène Wenger being pursued by Arsenal supporters who plead with him to sign the Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Gunners are currently in Los Angeles, preparing for a pre-season friendly against Chivas in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Arsenal have made three signings – Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Tajuma Asano – so far this summer, but supporters are hoping for more activity in the transfer market.

In a video posted by the Twitter account @Gooners_Report, a fan chases Wenger, shouting: “Only Mahrez, only Mahrez, OK? Please!”

Wenger, who is cycling along a beach front, simply smiles to himself.

Mahrez, who won 2015/16’s PFA Player of the Year award for his role in Leicester’s remarkable title win, has been linked with a move to the Emirates recently.

Reports in France last Saturday suggested that the 25-year-old Algeria international had all but agreed to join Arsenal.

Mahrez, however, turned out for his current club in a pre-season friendly against Celtic later that day.

Claudio Ranieri, the Leicester manager, has since dismissed speculation linking his talisman with a move to north London.

On Saturday, Ranieri told BeInSports that he was “100 per cent sure” Mahrez would stay with Leicester for the forthcoming season.

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