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Published: 09:33 | 10/10/16

Mahrez reveals Arsenal contact

PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez has confirmed Arsenal tried to sign him during the summer only for Leicester to reject the offer.

Mahrez was heavily linked with Arsenal after helping Leicester to the Premier League title but he put an end to speculation about his future by agreeing a new contract to remain at the King Power Stadium until 2020.

He has now revealed that Arsenal did make contact during the summer but he did not want to rock the boat with the Premier League champions.

"There was contact with Arsenal. But Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in," Mahrez told Canal Football Club.

"Personally, I think it is a good thing I stayed put.

"It's now up to me to prove myself again."

Kompany substitution 'precautionary'

23:14 | 26/10/16

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Vincent Kompany told him he "couldn't play anymore" during the half-time break in their EFL Cup 1-0 defeat at Manches...

Wenger praises Oxlade-Chamberlain

10:51 | 26/10/16

Arsene Wenger has praised both Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for their performances in the 2-0 EFL Cup defeat of Reading.

Mata secures derby win for Man Utd

21:22 | 26/10/16

Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game, as Manchester United beat Manchester City 1-0 in the EFL Cup fourth round tie at Old Trafford.

EFL Cup round-up: West Ham beat Chelsea

20:10 | 26/10/16

Southampton also through to last eight...

Janssen: I have confident

14:03 | 26/10/16

Vincent Janssen insists he has not lost faith in his ability despite struggling for goals since his move to Tottenham.

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