After Arsenal had made a transfer bid large enough to trigger the release clause in his contract, maybe Jamie Vardy should have spoken to Arsene Wenger about the Frenchman´s plans for him. Some people in the football media were left scratching their heads about the bid and it appears that the Leicester City and England striker felt the same way.
As reported by Metro the prolific striker had those same doubts about whether his style of play would be at odds with the way Arsenal play. Probably because of Wenger´s use of the powerful but not very mobile target man Olivier Giroud as our centre forward in front of a patient and possession based game led Vardy to think that his pace and movement would not be used correctly and that the Gunners would not get the best out of him.
So as we know, Vardy went off to Euro 2016 with England, which was a disappointing tournament for him and the rest of the three lions and while there he decided to say no to Arsenal, without taking the trouble to discuss the potential move with Wenger.
Vardy said, ‘It wasn’t to do with ‘loyalty’ or how I feel about my team-mates. Players always come and go.
‘It was more a case of seeing Leicester as a club that wanted to build on what we achieved with the title and I want to be part of that.
‘I’m happy with how everything has turned out.’
Really Jamie? Is there not a part of you that has been watching Wenger move from the reliance on Giroud to fill the Arsenal front line with pace and movement and get the best out of speedster Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez that thinks you may have been a bit hasty?
Maybe our transfer target was lulled into believing the often repeated media theory that the prof is one dimensional and stuck in his ways. But surely the fact that he went for Vardy in the first place, an unexpected move by general consensus, suggested that he was planning to change things.
And the fact that Leicester are struggling in the Premier League and that both Walcott and Alexis are outscoring him in the new Arsenal system, do you think Vardy might just be thinking he should have at least spoken to Wenger and not been so quick to snub a move to Arsenal?