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Arsenal have been linked with Mahrez in the past, with Wenger always being open about his admiration for the former Player of the Year. With Walcott, Giroud and Alexis leaving last week, scorers of 60 of Arsenal’s goals last season, Arsenal are lacking players capable of playing wide as an inside forward.
As impressive as Mkhitaryan was on his home debut where he amazingly provide three assists, the comparisons being made after the game where with Cazorla, and not, the man he replaced, Alexis. On paper, despite the eye-catching arrival of Aubameyang, Arsenal are very light in the wide attacking role. Currently, the squad has Aubameyang and Lacazette as the two primary forwards and only Iwobi and Welbeck who can truly play wide, and even then, they are both being played out of position.
Arsenal can afford Mahrez’s likely wage demands. He is reportedly on a £100,000 a week wage package at Leicester City and considering Ozil is now earning as much as £350,000 per week, Arsenal can afford to give Mahrez between £150,00-£200,000 per week.