Arsenal are preparing for the biggest transfer shake-up in the club’s history following yet another disappointing season in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger has repeatedly said he wants what’s best for the club, but it seems the Gunners board are ready to step in with some seriously needed financial backing.
And according to the latest report from The Telegraph’s Matt Law, they might not have to look too far when going after their first target this summer.
Law’s report states that Riyad Mahrez fully expects Leicester City to honour his wishes and let him leave at the end of the season for European football.
The former PFA Player of the Year has failed to repeat his tremendous record that helped The Foxes to a first ever Premier League title, but Arsenal are still interested.
It was no secret that Wenger went after the Algerian last summer, and with rumours suggesting Leicester value their star man at £30m it could be more sure than ever of him playing in the red and white next season.
There’s no denying that Mahrez is a special player and just because things haven’t been amazing this year, he has time to turn up the heat on his form.
At just 26 years of age, he’s ready to hit the peak period of his career and under a club like Arsenal there would be enough competition to get him to the best of his game.
Theo Walcott’s had his best spell and Lucas Perez’s days are numbered following a season that’s left him warming the bench on too many occasions.
With Alexis Sanchez tempted to quit next season and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moving in to a more central role, it could be the perfect idea to bring in Mahrez.
He’s got Premier League experience, is known by the Arsenal fans and would have freedom in the attacking areas to do his thing. A fresh start could be just what he needs!