Arsenal: Massive Setback For Arsene Wenger in Transfer Market

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Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, London, September 23, 2014. Wenger has suffered a setback in the transfer market. Julian Finney/Getty

Arsene Wenger has suffered another setback in the summer transfer window after Leicester City's owner said Riyad Mahrez would not be sold.

Mahrez, last season's Player of the Year, was sought by Arsenal after playing a leading role in propelling Leicester to a remarkable Premier League title.

The Algerian had been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium but Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has taken to social media to insist he is not for sale.


VS: You Not for sale!! _ Mahrez: Ok boss_  @riyadmahrez26.7 @lcfc @lcfcth @kingpower #fearless

A photo posted by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (@vs_kingpower) on

Mahrez certainly looks set to begin the new Premier League season with Leicester, but first will feature in the Community Shield on Sunday. Claudio Ranieri's team faces Jose Mourinho's Manchester United at Wembley Stadium for the first silverware of the campaign.