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Arsenal step up Riyad Mahrez pursuit

Arsenal step up Riyad Mahrez pursuit

Mahrez linked with Gunners move

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking into a deal for Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez after the club closed in on the services of fellow teammate Jamie Vardy.

The Gunners are believed to be on the verge of signing striker Vardy after they triggered the £20m release clause in his contract.

According to The Sun, the North London giants could make a double raid on the Foxes with Mahrez being the next player on Wenger's radar.

The Algerian international had a top campaign with the English champions and this has caught the eye of many a top clubs in Europe.

Mahrez netted 17 league goals as the East Midlands side cruised to the league title against the odds.