Wright tips Mahrez to get Arsenal back on track

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has weighed into the debate surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s future by suggesting that Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez should replace the Chilean.

Manchester City and now Manchester United have emerged as rumoured suitors for Sanchez, who comes to the end of his contract this summer.

Given that the 29-year-old has not signed a new deal at the Emirates, it has been widely suggested that he will leave either this month or at the end of the season.

The attacker’s teammate Mesut Ozil is in the same situation, so theoretically, Arsenal could lose both first-team stars in a matter of weeks.

Wright, who played for the Gunners between 1991 and 1998, believes that someone like Mahrez, who helped Leicester win the league title in the 2015-16 season, would have a big job on their hands in order to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around.

While speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate show, the 54-year-old discussed how the club move on if Sanchez and Ozil leave.

“Arsenal are in a position now where someone like [Riyad] Mahrez has to go there and really pull up trees to get them back to a position where they should be. What help would Mahrez have? They’re looking at two unbelievable players who might walk out of the club.”

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