Despite scoring 17 goals during Leicester City’s title run last season, Arsenal do not need Riyad Mahrez according to their former right-back Lauren.
Speaking to the Evening standard Lauren stated that Arsenal already has a similar types of players at the club in Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott
“Mahrez is not needed at Arsenal,” Lauren told the London Evening Standard.
“He is a very good player, but how many similar players in terms of technically proficient, creative midfielders and widemen do Arsenal have already?
“They have Mesut Ozil, they have Jack Wilshere, they have Aaron Ramsey, they have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, they have Theo Walcott – Arsenal don’t need Mahrez.”
Arsenal fans are desperate for their club to improve upon their squad following a disappointing season with no silverware. While Ozil can supply more than enough assists, it is hard to argue that there are many Arsenal midfielders who can score as many goals as Mahrez.
The Gunners take on the Norwegian side Viking FK on Friday evening before travelling to Sweden to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday. Arsenal ended their tour of the United States with a 3-1 victory over the Mexican side Chivas.