Riyad Mahrez confirms Arsenal made move to sign him as he admits 'I was pretty expensive'
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- Riyad Mahrez was one of the star men as Leicester won the title
- The winger has revealed Arsenal made contact but he was expensive
- Mahrez did not want to force a move away and is glad he stayed
The 25-year-old was wanted by the Gunners but admits he was expensive and did not want to force through a move.
'There was contact with Arsenal,' Mahrez told Canal Football Club. 'But Leicester wanted to keep me and I was pretty expensive. I did not want to create a conflict when the offer came in.
Riyad Mahrez has revealed Arsenal wanted to sign him but he did not want to force a move
The Leicester winger is glad he stayed at the King Power and admits he was expensive
'Personally, I think it is a good thing I stayed put.
'It's now up to me to prove myself again.'
Mahrez was one of the stars of the Foxes' title-winning run and scored 18 times in 39 appearances last season.
After staying at the King Power Stadium, the Algeria international signed a new deal until 2020 and scored a brace in Leicester's maiden Champions League match against Bruges.
Mahrez was one of Leicester's star performers as they won the Premier League title last season
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