Arsenal are ready to enter the race for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the summer, sources have told ESPN FC.
Mahrez, 25, has scored 14 Premier League goals so far this season as well as providing 10 assists for table-toppers Leicester.
Sources have told ESPN FC that Arsenal are maintaining a watching brief on Mahrez and are ready to move for the Algeria international should he seek a move in the summer.
Mahrez agreed a new deal at the start of the season to keep him at Leicester until 2019, but the Foxes are bracing themselves for interest in the former Le Havre man, who has been linked with clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri suggested last week that he would allow Mahrez to leave the King Power Stadium at the end of the season if he were to request a move.