After earning a new two-year contract, despite a frustrating season which saw Arsenal fail to mount a sustained title challenge, Wenger revealed he was targeting a selection of “top, top quality” signings to build on the club’s end-of-season surge and FA Cup win.
Mahrez – the 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year – has certainly shown he is capable of those first-class performances Wenger is after and the Frenchman publicly stated his admiration for the player over the weekend. But would he be a good fit at the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal FC)?
Mahrez was largely disappointing last season, as Leicester struggled to follow up their unlikely Premier League success. After scoring 17 times and producing 11 assists during that title-winning campaign, the Algerian registered just six goals and set up three others in the league last term.
However, despite that drop off, four goals and two assists in nine Champions League appearances were a reminder of his ability in big games and Wenger appears unconcerned about his struggles to consistently affect Premier League games in 2016/17.
“I think he had a huge impact at Leicester when they won the championship, like everybody else,” Wenger told BeIN Sports. “It’s been a different season this year but it doesn’t take anything away from his qualities.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports