Has Arsene Wenger just slammed the door shut on Jamie Vardy? By Aondoaver K
Will he come, will he not come? That has been the hot debate concerning Arsenal target Jamie Vardy after Arsene Wenger triggered his release clause – by the way I like that word ‘trigger’, no beating about the bush. It’s like you said you wanted this much money, well, here it is!
Well whether you are a Vardy sceptic or think he is the goal banger missing at the Emirates for a long time, Le Prof. has put an end to the debate. Hear him, “Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester.” This sounds final enough for me and for the skeptics, we missed a bullet here – but for the believers, we missed a chance. For the former, so much money for a one season wonder who is 29 is money not well spent, but for the latter we could never get a better opportunity at that price we are willing to pay.
But my reading of the whole situation is that Wenger has just quietly shut the door on Jamie Vardy. It appears to me that Wenger hates to ask twice, especially for a player that is not truly world class – that phrase!- Rewind back to Yan M’Vila – remember him? He was making waves at Rennes at the same time Eden Hazard’s was the big star at Lille and his stock was at a par with the Belgian when Le Prof. wanted to sign him. But thinking himself so very important, he said he wasn’t talking to anyone until after the ‘Euros’ of that year. Well a very bad tournament for him and his country ensured that no one, not even Mr Wenger, spoke to him anymore! We all know how his career went after that, moving to Russia and begging to come back. Where did he end up?
Arsene Wenger’s clear statement did not stop the media from reporting that Vardy had shunned us. But I think otherwise. Only hours after Wenger’s statement, Sky ‘sources’ are reporting that ‘Jamie Vardy is yet to make up his mind about a summer move to Arsenal, and could still move to the Emirates’
Why did this story come so quickly on the heels of Wenger’s words? I, like many who welcome him ,feel that he is no Ronaldo, so all the grandstanding is not needed. I am not mad at Arsene Wenger on this one. It is nothing like the Luis Suarez situation. There was a clear pulling of the trigger, agreement of terms and medicals scheduled only for the guy to develop some M’Vila complex. Even Thierry Henry was perplexed when he said, ‘’He’s 29. You have Arsenal coming for you and you ‘re telling them ‘I’m going to think about it’ ?’’
If Arsene Wenger has just taken this offer off the table, I am with him. What do you think guys?