Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Riyad Mahrez signing Leicester contract

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal's hopes of signing Riyad Mahrez this summer are over.

Leicester City have secured a major boost, with star man Riyad Mahrez committing his future to the club by signing a new contract.

The club announced via their official website this evening that the reigning PFA Player of the Year has put pen to paper on an extension.

Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring the first goal for LeicesterRiyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leicester

Mahrez's future had been the subject of speculation over the past month, with ESPN among many outlets to report the Gunners were plotting a new bid.

The new contract does not have any release clause in, meaning there is no way for another club to snap him up on the cheap.

Leicester's Riyad MahrezLeicester's Riyad Mahrez

Mahrez is the second player linked with Arsenal this summer to sign a new contract with the Foxes, following Jamie Vardy, who snubbed the Gunners after they triggered his release clause.

The Algerian netted 17 goals last season in helping Leicester win the title, and had he pushed through a move it would have been a big blow to the champions.

He would have been a coup for Arsenal even if he would have been a luxury addition rather than a necessity.

Riyad Mahrez scores the first goal for Leicester CityRiyad Mahrez scores the first goal for Leicester City

Here is a look at how Arsenal fans on Twitter reacted to the news...

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