(Photo) Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal rumours silenced by tweet from Leicester teammate

Posted by

Rumours that Riyad Mahrez is poised to join Arsenal have been gathering pace this weekend.

The Telegraph reports that the PFA Player of the Year could follow fellow Premier League title-winning hero N’Golo Kante out of Leicester City by joining the Gunners in a huge £41m deal.

SEE MORE: Riyad Mahrez chooses Arsenal as Leicester City ace closes in on switch

The same source even claims that the Algerian has agreed personal terms ahead of his move to the Emirates, which has excited Arsenal fans who watched his 17 goals and 11 league assists last season.

But this picture upload to Twitter by teammate Christian Fuchs suggests that Mahrez is not Arsenal bound, at least not immediately. Instead he is heading to America for Leicester’s pre-season tour.

Another of Mahrez’s Foxes colleagues – Jamie Vardy – turned down his opportunity to sign for Arsenal earlier this summer after the Londoners triggered his release clause, according to Sky Sports.

Leicester fans will hope that Mahrez shows the same loyalty if he is made the same offer…

Arsenal transfer news: Loan deal agreed for 27-times capped international
Arsenal ace happy to be ‘home’ as he dismisses link with Premier League rivals
Ranieri admits Kante transfer left Leicester crying, but has calming message for Foxes fans

More Stories Christian Fuchs Riyad Mahrez