Leicester City star striker Jamie Vardy has explained why he rejected a move to Arsenal in favour of remaining with the Foxes.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was keen to sign the England international over the summer and met his £20 million release clause. However, Vardy surprised many when he turned down a move to the north London giants.
In his new autobiography, serialised by The Sun, Vardy explains that the Gunners style of football would not have benefited him.
“With people like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil creating chances, Arsenal felt they could benefit me as much as I could them,” Vardy is quoted as saying by The Sun.
“But I also thought about the tactical aspect.
“You look at Arsenal’s style of play and they don’t get the ball forward quickly in the same way Leicester do for those runs I like to make in behind the defence.”
Vardy played a staring role in Leicester City’s incredible title winning season, the 29-year-old scored 24 goals in 36 games for the Foxes last term.
The pacy striker hasn’t been quite as prolific so far this season with three goals in ten appearances for Claudio Ranieri’s side.
Leicester City take on Southampton in the Premier League this weekend as they look to bounce back from their disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
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