Sky explain Mahrez’s surprise Arsenal v Chelsea appearance

Date published: Thursday 25th January 2018 12:10

Riyad Mahrez’s appearance at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea ‘was not connected to a potential transfer’.

Mahrez was seen in the stands during the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg, which Arsenal won 2-1.

The Leicester winger has been linked with moves to both Arsenal and Chelsea over the past year, and is again the subject of speculation.

But Sky Sports suggest that the Algerian was not in attendance to discuss any transfer business.

Mahrez remains good friends with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, and it is believed that ‘the pair met up after the game’.

Sky add that Wenger ‘is a fan’ of Mahrez, and that Arsenal do retain an interest in the player.

It’s still a bit weird that he hasn’t left, y’know.

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