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Riyad Mahrez Dismisses Manchester City Exit Rumours Amid Links to Arsenal

Riyad Mahrez said he would like to stay at Manchester City until the end of his career
Riyad Mahrez said he would like to stay at Manchester City until the end of his career / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Riyah Mahrez has dismissed suggestions that he could be open to a move to Arsenal this summer, and insisted he wants to end his career at Manchester City.

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Raheem Sterling and Mahrez this summer as Mikel Arteta plans to revamp his squad ahead of the new season. Mahrez was linked with a switch to north London while he was still at Leicester, and finds himself linked to the Gunners yet again.

However, the Algeria international has insisted he wants to see out his career at City. Talking to DZ Sport following his nation’s 1-0 victory against Mali, he said: “There is nothing about my future. I am well in Manchester. I will stay, God willing. I don't yet know what my situation will be, but I am happy at City - and they are the club where I want to be.

"People have spoken about me ending my career with Marseille, but that is not something I think about. I want to finish my career in England, with City. I don't foresee myself at Marseille."

Mahrez played a big role in City's fifth Premier League title win this season, scoring nine goals and registering six assists. He was on target in their Champions League campaign, contributing with four goals and two assists.

Arteta is keen to shake up his squad this summer following a disappointing campaign that saw the Gunners finish eighth on the Premier League table. “The squad needs changing.” he said last month. “There were already a lot of changes in December, something that has not been done in years, but it tells us where we were. Things are going to have to change and the owners are going to back it up.”

Arsenal are expected to see a number of players leaving the club too, with the likes of Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Matteo Guendouzi, and Lucas Torreira all facing uncertain futures at the Emirates Stadium.