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Forget Lemar: This £25.50m-rated star should be Arsenal’s Sanchez replacement

Our resident Gooners are keen for Arsene Wenger to forget his pursuit of Thomas Lemar and sign Riyad Mahrez instead.

The Gunners boss has reportedly seen his side have a third bid of €50million (£44.7m) rejected for the Monaco winger and our local Arsenal fans are now calling for Wenger to switch his attention elsewhere.

Mahrez is seemingly desperate to leave Leicester City this summer and the Algerian has been tipped for a move to the Emirates. He netted 17 goals and assisted 11 as Leicester won the Premier League in 2016.

The title winner – rated at £25.50m on Transfermakrt – did not enjoy the best of season’s last term, but after earning PFA Player of the Year in the previous campaign and has already demonstrated his supreme quality.

The 27-year-old may just be a better alternative to Lemar, having proven his ability in the Premier League and possessing the knowledge of what it takes to win the competition.

Mahrez has reportedly stated his desire to leave the Foxes this summer, with Roma leading the way after having one bid rejected already.

Reports suggests that the Serie A club are planning a new £32million offer for the winger, but the Gunners should swoop in for Mahrez, who could go some way in replacing Alexis Sanchez, should he depart.

Gooners, we want to hear from you! Would you take Mahrez instead? Let us know in the comments…

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