Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal had a lucky escape by not securing the services of Jamie Vardy last summer.
After helping Leicester City miraculously win the Premier league title last season, scoring 27 goals in all competitions, the 30-year-old was linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium.
Arsenal were one of the teams believed to be keen on Vardy’s services, and reports claimed the Gunners triggered the England international’s release clause. But Vardy turned down the offer.
Former England and Liverpool centre-back Carragher reckons this may have been for the best, with Vardy struggling to replicate his goal-scoring form this season for the Foxes. Vardy has only manged to score five goals in 32 games for Leicester so far this season, supporting the argument that it may have been a one-season wonder for the England striker:
Speaking after Leicester’s 13th Premier league defeat to Manchester United yesterday afternoon, Carragher told Sky Sports:
“Those players are just not that good, they won the league. It was a freak.
“We all loved it – the story, the celebrations on the pitch – but in reality you know that they’re not that good. There’s no superstars out there.”
Carragher finished off by saying that it was a ‘good job’ that Arsenal didn’t shell out £25million for Vardy.
Clearly, it was a one off, and Vardy will be more aggrieved that he didn’t make the switch to Arsenal rather than the Gunners missing out on his signature.