Just about all the talk among Arsenal fans right now has got just one topic, the reported transfer bid for the Leicester City and England international star Jamie Vardy. There is still the unexpected boost of the Gunners finishing above Tottenham and other incidental things to occupy our thoughts, but I reckon it must be about 99 percent Vardy right now.
We have not got him yet, of course, but if the BBC report is right about us having bid enough to activate a release clause in his Leicester contract then it is his decision. Some might say that something like this is the last thing a player needs going into a major tournament like Euro 2016 and they might well be right, but I think this could work the other way.
Surely Vardy will be feeling happy and flattered by having one of the biggest clubs in the world trying to sign him and he may have already made his decision to become a Gunner. At 29-years old this could well be the last chance for the striker to get a big move while at the peak of his powers and I feel that the biggest beneficiaries of this Arsenal transfer news could be Roy Hodgson and England.
Vardy is clearly a confident lad but the international stage can do funny things to even the best players and we should not forget that he has only just been called up and is now expected to shine at a big tournament. Having the Gunners come in strong for him can only boost his self confidence and that can only be a good thing for England.
Plus if he makes a quick decision then he can fully focus on playing well for England, so have Arsenal and Wenger just given the three lions a huge boost in the quest for Euro 2016 success?