Leicester star Riyad Mahrez: This is why I did not join Arsenal
The Algeria international was targeted by Arsene Wenger after helping the Foxes win the Premier League title last season.
Mahrez scored 17 league goals and contributed with 11 assists, with his fine performances seeing him crowned PFA Player of the Year in April.
And the 25-year-old has now revealed that he did hold talks with Arsenal - but his value scuppered the deal.
"There was contact with Arsenal," Mahrez told French TV station Canal Football Club.
"But Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in.... read more
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