Arsenal close-in on Premier League midfield magician

By Joel Turner IN General,Transfers - 17:09 Jun 6th 2016

With Jamie Vardy's surprise transfer to the Gunners currently hanging in the balance the club are reportedly also interested in signing his Foxes team mate, Riyad Mahrez.

After a phenomenal season that saw Leicester claim the Premier League title, Mahrez was also recognsied with the  PFA Players' Player of the Year award. Still only 25, this has been a break-out season for the Morrocan. Who was plying his trade in the second tier of French football just two years ago.

Riyad
Mahrez
versusTheo
Walcott
MIDPOSITIONFWD
25Y 3MAGE27Y 2M
5FT 10INHEIGHT5FT 7IN
9ST 8LBWEIGHT10ST 8LB
 
PL | LEI | | ARS | PL
06/15 - 06/1606/15 - 06/16
36
STARTS
15
3057
MINS
PLAYED
1374
17
GOALS
5
11
ASSISTS
2
5
OPENING
GOALS
2
8
WINNING
GOALS
1
5
HOME
GOALS
4
12
AWAY
GOALS
1
2
HEADED
GOALS
L
13
R
2
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
2
R
3
180
MINS
PER GOAL
275
10
TOTAL
1

Likely to compete with - or replace -  Theo Walcott, Arsenal fans have the mouthwatering prospect of Mahrez on the right flank and Ozil on the left. Mahrez's numbers are far superior to Walcott's this season, and should his brilliant form continue he would prove to be a significant upgrade on the English winger.

Riyad
Mahrez
versusMesut
Ozil
MIDPOSITIONMID
25Y 3MAGE27Y 7M
5FT 10INHEIGHT5FT 11IN
9ST 8LBWEIGHT11ST 8LB
 
PL | LEI | | ARS | PL
06/15 - 06/1606/15 - 06/16
36
STARTS
35
3057
MINS
PLAYED
3064
17
GOALS
6
11
ASSISTS
19
5
OPENING
GOALS
3
8
WINNING
GOALS
1
5
HOME
GOALS
2
12
AWAY
GOALS
4
2
HEADED
GOALS
L
13
R
2
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
5
R
1
180
MINS
PER GOAL
511
9
TOTAL
2

With Vardy and Mahrez in the team would Arsenal re-find their high-scoring ways and the Premier League title with them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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