It is hardly surprising to hear that the former Arsenal and France international star Thierry Henry thinks that a Player like Jamie Vardy should jump at the chance to play for the Gunners, as the Frenchman has made no secret of his love for our great club, with which he is once again involved in a coaching role.
More surprising, however, is the fact that the former Leicester City star and current football pundit Robbie Savage thinks the same about this possible transfer, as he has no love for Arsenal and has often come across as not really liking us, often being one of the harshest critics of Arsene Wenger, individual players or the whole team in general.
But Savage used his column in The Mirror to express his opinion that Vardy is making a big mistake if the current delay continues and the striker decides to reject the chance to play for Arsenal.
He said, ” Jamie Vardy owes Leicester nothing.
“He has just fired them to the Premier League title and into the Champions League. To be honest, I don’t know what more he can realistically achieve at the King Power. Leicester aren’t going to win the title again. And although they can offer Vardy a taste of Champions League football next season, in all likelihood Arsenal can offer it every year.
“If I was 29 years old, and the Gunners were offering me £120,000 a week for the next three years , I wouldn’t think twice. I’d be off to north London.”
Our all-time record goal scorer was even more emphatic about the situation in a Metro report. Henry clearly thinks that Vardy has a screw loose and that he should have already snapped Wenger´s offer up gratefully, pointing out that as the Leicester player is almost 30 and has only a few years left at the top of his game, this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
He said, ‘He’s 29, right? You have Arsenal coming for you, and you’re telling them you’re going to think about it?.
‘Listen. All I can say is if I was playing for Leicester and I had Arsenal coming, I would have gone.’
The question is, though, will Vardy take any notice of all this or is he set to turn down what appears to be a golden chance to enjoy a few years as a Gunner?