Arsenal now favourites to sign brilliant playmaker according to bookmaker

Arsenal are now favourites to sign the Premier League player of the year for 2015/16, Riyad Mahrez, according to British bookmaker SkyBet.

With 6 weeks left in the summer transfer window Arsenal have been one of the bigger spenders already in The Premier League, with the capture of Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and Japanese forward Takuma Asano.

But after another season of stasis at the club, in which no silverware was won, many expect Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to buck his own trend and buy big in what could be his final season at the club.

While many fans would prefer him to focus on the signings of a centre back and a centre forward of top quality, few would argue with the capture of a player who caught the imagination of everyone who saw him play last season.

At 25 the Algerian international of 24 caps and 4 goals rose from relative obscurity to become the leading light in The Premier League last term.

He joined Leicester in 2014 from Le Havre and exploded onto the scene last year with 18 goals and a similar number of assists in 39 glorious games which took The Foxes to the title.

SkyBet now have Arsenal as 3/1 favourites to sign the player this summer and we think that this one could well come to fruition.

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Here are some of his better moments for Leicester.

Arsenal supporters: a wonderful signing or a wonderful player who you don’t really need?