Danny Murphy says Mahrez has outgrown Leicester

Danny Murphy says Mahrez has outgrown Leicester

Danny Murphy says Mahrez has outgrown Leicester

The Foxes will hope to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat by Everton earlier this week.

Leicester omitted midfielder Riyad Mahrez after the Algerian missed training following his abortive attempt to join Manchester City although his replacement Kelechi Iheanacho soon impressed by setting up Jamie Vardy for his sixth goal in nine games after 17 minutes.

Leicester chief Claude Puel says he will "reassess Riyad when he clears his head" as failing to move left him "very depressed". The manner in which Arsenal play would also help bring out the best in the winger.

The whole situation leaves Mahrez in a very hard position. "With organisation and calm we achieved an important point". Seeing the manner in which Arsenal have fared in the last two transfer windows, one would accept that there is a breeze of change blowing across the Emirates Stadium. Like professionals, we have to keep our focus. "I understand perfectly", Guardiola told Sky Sports News. It was an opportunity for him.

"I think we should give him our feeling, he is a valuable and crucial player for us who gave his best for Leicester - for the fans and the team".

"But the problem was they also created problems for us in the first half that we did not have a solution for". May he come back to us in great shape.

This is Mahrez's reaction to his proposed move to Manchester City falling through.

The 26-year-old was due at the club's Belvoir Drive training ground on Thursday but stayed away, having failed to show on Tuesday - the day before deadline day - and Wednesday.

The Citizens were expected to complete the deadline-day signing of the Algeria worldwide, who had handed in a transfer request at King Power Stadium in order to push through the move.

Rejecting a £60 million cash bid + a player, instead insisting on an outright £95 million fee is downright ridiculous.

Puel, however, believes that they will put the saga behind them once Leicester begin to reintegrate Mahrez into the squad.

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