The Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate for any update on exactly who manager Arsene Wenger could be bringing into the club this summer, and have finally received some encouraging news this week.
Last summer, the Gunners were hotly tipped to land a deal for then Premier League champion Riyad Mahrez, before the Algerian opted to stay another season at the King Power.
Now, however, the winger wants out and, according to reports from Sport, is ready to sign for Wenger after receiving no interest from Spanish giants Barcelona.
Further to his interest in Arsenal, the report also claims that the deal for the Foxes midfielder could be finalised this week.
Despite his form from last the title winning season vanishing somewhat last term our landlord reckons that with a higher class of player around him the 26-year-old could flourish in the Premier League once again and would off Wenger another fantastic option on the continent as the Gunners look to forge a way back into the Champions League.
Arsenal fans, we want to hear from you! Do you think Wenger will be able to get Mahrez this summer? Let us know in the comments below…