Reported Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez was in attendance at the Emirates Stadium as the north London outfit beat Chelsea 2-1 on the night – and by the same scoreline on aggregate – to advance to the EFL Cup final, and Gunners fans are confident that they are signing the 26-year-old.
The Algeria international was in a box with Foxes teammate Islam Slimani according to the latter’s story on his official Instagram account, and the winger was spotted leaving the stadium afterwards according to @ArsenalFanTV.
BREAKING: Riyad Mahrez Spotted Leaving the Emirates! (Improved Footage) | 💥AFTV Young Gunz💥: https://t.co/QFKeZlhfsN via
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) January 25, 2018
The Mirror reported on January 19 that Arsene Wenger’s men and Premier League rivals Liverpool are both keen on Mahrez, although his manager Claude Puel believes he is staying this month and has slapped a £100m price tag on his head.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the latest development via social media, and while one said “welcome to Arsenal”, another said “it’s official”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— edu's biggest fan (@Bozrae88) January 25, 2018
welcome to arsenal
— M (@FreeMahrez) January 25, 2018
— Dwi Dermawan (@DwiiDermawan2) January 25, 2018
Riyad mahrez spotted leaving Emirates. Another winger linked!
Whatt happened to Aubameyangs deal?
— Prakash neupane (@Gooner_prakash) January 25, 2018
— Daniel Leggett (@foxyleggett) January 25, 2018
— Marco (@themarco01) January 25, 2018
— Naved Ansari (@NavedID) January 25, 2018