Should Arsenal look to sign this Premier League star in January?
Leicester City man Riyad Mahrez has recently been linked in the Sunday Mirror to moves to either Tottenham or Arsenal in the January transfer window. It is well documented that the Algerian wants to leave the King Power, and here are three reasons why it would be good for him to turn up in the Emirates dugout.
Firstly, he’d get more game time. If he left Leicester City for Tottenham, he would not play as much as if he went to Arsenal. As he is a right midfielder, Spurs currently have Kieran Tripper in that position and if not, they have the replacement of Serge Aurier or even youngster Kyle Walker-Peters, all three of whom can play right back, but Pochettino is playing them more as attackers down the flanks.
Secondly, he’d suit the system at Arsenal. Wenger has mostly this season been playing a 3-4-2-1 formation, with the right of the midfield four position being occupied by Hector Bellerin. If Mahrez were to join, Bellerin could move to defence to make four at the back, or keep it three at the back but move Koscielny or Mustafi to the middle of the three and let Bellerin play right back, his natural position. So if Mahrez joined the Gunners, there would be numerous ways he could fit in and improve the squad.
Finally, Arsenal are clearly growing. The signing of Lacazette has shown that the Gunners are improving their attack, and while there are talks of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez leaving, the signing of Mahrez could massively soften that blow if those two did leave.
This is the article linking Mahrez’s move. What do you think? Should he go here or elsewhere? Leave your thoughts in the comments below