The former right-back believes that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger already has a similar types of players at his disposal in Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott
“Mahrez is not needed at Arsenal,” Lauren told the London Evening Standard.
“He is a very good player, but how many similar players in terms of technically proficient, creative midfielders and widemen do Arsenal have already?
“They have Mesut Ozil, they have Jack Wilshere, they have Aaron Ramsey, they have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, they have Theo Walcott – Arsenal don’t need Mahrez.”
Does Lauren have a point?
Arsenal take on the Norwegian side Viking FK on Friday evening before travelling to Sweden to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday.
Arsenal ended their tour of the United States with a 3-1 victory over the Mexican side Chivas.