Deal Done: Arsenal Have Managed to Raid Premier League Rivals Leicester City, Riyad Mahrez also to Arsenal?

League-leaders Arsenal have managed to raid Premier League rivals Leicester City to sign their head of technical scouting, Ben Wrigglesworth. Wrigglesworth is believed to be a highly-rated technical scout responsible for bringing N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez amongst others to the King Powers Stadium.

Mahrez has incredibly been a vital part for the Foxes this season with 13 goals under his name after making 21 top-flight appearances. Besides his stunning goal scoring form, Mahrez has made 8 assists.

Because of his impressive record, Arsenal were attracted to secure his services from the club that joins them at the top of the Premier League. According to our close sources, Wrigglesworth is set to finalize his move to the north London club in the coming days.

Wrigglesworth will become the second member of Leicester City’s scouting team to leave the club in the last 18 months, after Tottenham had poached Rob Mackenzie to join the White hart lane club as head of player identification in February.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are also believed to be admiring Leicester’s assistant boss and head or recruitment Steve Walsh who oversaw the singing of Vardy, Kante and Mahrez.

According to the reports, Wrigglesworth’s colleague Steve Walsh is likely to cost the Gunners more than £1 million.

Jamie Vardy, who is currently among the top scorers in the Premier League, was particularly seen as a risk to the club when he joined the Foxes for a fee in excess of £1 million from then non-League side Fleetwood Town.

According to our sources, Wrigglesworth move from the Foxes has left Leicester fans fearing for the worst to their big stars.

Of course, Mahrez, Kante and Jamie Vardy has all been linked with January moves to elite clubs, but, so far, Leicester have managed to keep hold of their star. However, there still exits a higher chance that their key stars may be lured to join the so-called elite clubs.

Leicester City sit 2 on the Premier League table level on points with Arsenal as the Arsene Wenger’s men lead the league on goal difference.

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