Riyad Mahrez rejects Arsenal rumors and hopes to stay with Manchester City for the rest of his career
Riyad Mahrez dismisses rumors linking him to Mikel Arteta and Arsenal and hopes to stay with Manchester City for the rest of his career… despite Pep Guardiola considering selling the Algerian
- Mikel Arteta coached Riyad Mahrez for a season and a half before joining Arsenal Arsenal
- Mahrez was linked with Arsenal before choosing Manchester City City
- Now the winger has rejected them again as he wants to see his career at City
- Pep Guardiola considers selling the Algerian as part of a summer overhaul
Riyad Mahrez has rejected suggestions that he might be interested in a summer move to Arsenal and said he could end his career at Manchester City.
The Manchester City winger worked with Mikel Arteta when the Spaniard was at the Etihad as Pep Guardiola’s assistant before moving to the Emirates.
Convincing Mahrez to make the same move to London would be a major coup for the Gunners, amid reports that Guardiola is willing to sell the 30-year-old along with other top stars, but the Algerian told DZ Sports after playing and scoring the winner in his country’s friendly 1-0 victory over Mali on Sunday: ‘There is nothing about my future.
Riyad Mahrez says he wants to stay with Manchester City until the end of his career
The 30-year-old has turned down suggestions he might want to reunite with Mikel Arteta
Pep Guardiola is considering selling Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva this summer
“I’m good at Manchester. I will stay, God willing. I don’t know what my situation will be yet, but I’m happy at City – and they are the club I want to be.
“People have talked about ending my career at Marseille, but I’m not thinking about that.
“I want to end my career in England, at City. I don’t foresee myself in Marseille.’
The 30-year-old scored some crucial goals as City reached the Champions League final
However, Guardiola’s men came up just short when they were beaten by Chelsea thanks to Kai Havertz’s goal
Mahrez – who caught Arsenal’s attention during his Leicester days before the former Foxes man chose City – has had another successful season at City.
He was part of a team that won the Premier League and the EFL Cup, scoring 14 goals in 48 games in all competitions, including a strike against Borussia Dortmund and three in both games of the Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Pierre. Germain, although the competition came to a bitterly disappointing end for Guardiola’s men with a 1-0 defeat in the final to Chelsea late last month.