Date: 8th February 2018 at 2:06pm
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Arsene Wenger has criticised Riyad Mahrez in the wake of his refusal to turn up to training by saying players should be ‘100% committed’ to their respective clubs.

The Leiecester City winger was denied a deadline day move to Manchester City, with Leicester holding out for a remarkable £90million, having turned down a bid of £50m and a player from Pep Guardiola‘s outfit.

Mahrez, who has shown good form this season has since gone AWOL and not trained with the club. His absence decision has caused friction between the 26 year-old and the Foxes, and could put off big clubs from making a move in the summer.

Mahrez lifted the Premier League title with Leicester in 2015/16.

Arsenal have been one of the many clubs linked with Mahrez since his Play of the Year and title triumph in 2015/16. But Wenger hinted the player has showed a lack of professionalism.

As reported by the Metro, the Gunners boss said: ‘You want the clubs to behave well and the players to behave well,’ he said ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Spurs.

‘In the case of Mahrez, I know a little bit of the story, I wouldn’t like to come out on that because it’s very difficult for me to assess what’s happening in a different club ‘Overall, you want the players to behave 100% professionally committed to the club

‘I wouldn’t like to assess the situation at Leicester, it’s not my job to do that.’

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