Arsenal fans confident they are signing Mahrez as he is spotted at the Emirates

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.

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…