Jamie Vardy is very close to an Arsenal switch.

Jamie Vardy can be the ideal striker for Arsenal

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Jamie Vardy was Leicester City's poster boy last season, a season that promised so little, yet delivered so much. From relegation candidates to Premier League champions.

Vardy's rise to fame has seen his value double and his wages take a huge increase too, however, his career could be set to take yet another step as a move to the Emirates Stadium could be on the cards.

This transfer will crush Leicester City fan's hearts, but there has been a mixed response from the Arsenal fans. Some asking the question as to whether or not he is worth the reported £20 million price tag, and whether or not he suits Arsenal's playing style, but the truth is, this move can be very beneficial for the Gunners.


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Arsenal have been crying out for a regular, prolific goalscorer since Robin van Persie left, and the closest thing they have come to that is Olivier Giroud. Giroud has the potential to be deadly in front of goal but has too many bad spells during a season where he struggles to find the net.

Opposition tend to sit deep against Arsenal, so that is why Giroud is used so often. He can hold the ball up and bring others into play, whereas Vardy is not that type of player at all.

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Vardy tends to play off the shoulder and run into space behind, which would be perfect when running onto pinpoint passes from the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez and Granit Xhaka etc.

Another reason why the Foxes striker is an ideal signing for Arsenal is the fact he's proven himself in the Premier League and that is exactly what Arsenal need.

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In recent weeks, the Gunners have been linked with strikers like Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain. Both are big names in European football, plying their trade for teams like; Real Madrid, Juventus, and Napoli, but when signing players from abroad, especially strikers, it always comes with a massive risk. 

Several strikers in the past have come from abroad with big reputations but have simply failed to impress in the Premier League. Andriy Shevchenko springs to mind immediately.

Vardy also offers short term cover for Danny Welbeck. The Englishman has been ruled out for the majority of next season, and Vardy can come in with an immediate impact without having to settle into a new league or new country.

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