Jamie Vardy rejected Arsenal because of ‘concerns over his role’ at Arsenal

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Leicester City confirmed on Thursday that Jamie Vardy had agreed a new four-year deal with the club.

The England international, 29, rejected the opportunity to join Arsenal in favour of staying with the Premier League champions.

But why did the former non-league star snub the chance to join one of English football’s most prestigious football clubs? Sky Sports sources have the answer.


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According to the aforementioned sources, Vardy decided to reject a move to the Emirates Stadium because he wasn’t convinced Arsenal play a style of football that suits his game.

Having flourished under the counter-attacking style of Claudio Ranieri, Vardy understandably had concerns that Arsene Wenger’s possession-based game would see him struggle.

Vardy has faith in Leicester project

Furthermore, Vardy was also reportedly convinced to stay put at the King Power Stadium after being swayed by his belief that Leicester can defend their Premier League title and make an impact in the Champions League.

That Wenger couldn’t guarantee Vardy he wouldn’t be played out of position at the Emirates - presumably out on the left flank, instead of in his favoured centre-forward position - also helped him decide against completing the move to north London.

Wenger on Vardy's decision

Speaking about Vardy’s decision, Wenger was quoted as telling beIN Sports by Sky: "I think Leicester have made a statement and Vardy will stay. We were on the case and interested, but not more than that.

"He has decided to stay at Leicester and good luck to him.

"He came late to the game and in fairness Leicester bought him from Fleetwood and he has been successful. He is 29 and he has chosen to stay at Leicester. You have to respect that."

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