Pires is keen for Vardy to sign for Arsenal!
A lot of footballing legends, famous names and journalists have had their say on the Jamie Vardy to Arsenal rumour and although debates seem to be split on the matter, the latest comments seem to be in favour of the Englishman’s potential move to the Gunners.
Although a move for Vardy to Arsenal seems to be off the cards, with Vardy himself supposedly rejecting an offer from the Gunners, it hasn’t stopped some from making their opinions known about the potential transfer. We have already seen the likes of Ian Wright and Thierry Henry speak out about Vardy’s ability to fit in with the Arsenal way, despite what many others may think. But now another Arsenal legend, in the form of Robert Pires, has agreed with such a view.
Speaking to the media, Pires said: ‘There is no reason why it couldn’t work out for Vardy. He scored a lot of goals in the Premier League last season and is now known around the world.
“He has the ability, comes across as very hard-working which Arsenal like, and he’s a great finisher. There’s a lot more pressure with playing for a big club, so it will be a step up.’
The reason for why Pires says there is no reason for why it wouldn’t work out for Jamie Vardy at Arsenal, is because many have doubted the Englishman for a number of reasons. These reasons include his age, his style of play, as well as the fact that he is only proven to such a class level based on only a single season.
I must admit I disagree with Pires and co who argue that Vardy would be a great signing. Vardy’s age does concern me, especially since he has only really proven himself in one season. There is no doubt he has the ability to be a top top finisher, and there is also no doubt that he would be a valuable addition to this Arsenal side. But I’m not sure if it is a worthwhile buy, based upon his age and his experience at such a high level. Furthermore, as mentioned by a few famous names, Vardy also thrives off long balls over the top and counter attacks, both of which favour his pace. Vardy may be a hard worker, with strength, aggression and passion, however counter attacking and long balls isn’t exactly the system that Arsenal currently play by and so I can’t see Vardy replicating such form as he achieved last season with Leicester.
Anyway despite what has been discussed here, it may not even matter, because as already mentioned Vardy’s move to Arsenal is looking more and more unlikely by the day. Vardy was supposed to make a public decision on his future before the start of his preparations with England in France for the European Championships. However, no such announcement was made and recent reports now suggest that Vardy has rejected the approach from Arsenal and the medical that was set up for him.