Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is an admirer of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

26-year old Mahrez has reportedly asked to leave the club, under a year after he signed a new 4-year deal.

“Have we made a bid for him? No. Not yet. Not yet means it could happen, it could not happen,” said Wenger.

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Mahrez joined Leicester from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014 and was voted PFA player of the year in 2016.

“I think he had a huge impact at Leicester when they won the championship, like everybody else,” Wenger told Bein Sports.

“It’s been a different season this year but it doesn’t take anything away from his qualities.”