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Vardy Reveals Why He Snubbed Arsenal

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has revealed why he decided to snub a move to English rivals Arsenal.

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The 29-year-old had a fairytale 2015/16 campaign, helping the Foxes claim their maiden top flight title and also winning the Premier League Player of the Season award.

Vardy has now admitted that he felt he would not fit into Arsenal's possession-based game, which is why he decided to stay with the champions.

"With people like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil creating chances, Arsenal felt they could benefit me as much as I could them," he wrote in The Sun.

"But I also thought about the tactical aspect. You look at Arsenal's style of play and they don't get the ball forward quickly in the same way Leicester do for those runs I like to make in behind the defence.

"One thing that didn't worry me was the idea that I wouldn't be the 'main man' at Arsenal."

The forward also insisted he did not feel any pressure to stay at Leicester, and is happy with the decision he made.

"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," Vardy wrote.

"I'm happy with how everything has turned out.

"'The dream continues,' Claudio (Ranieri) texted me after I agreed to stay. That's exactly how I felt too."

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Vardy has had a decent start to the current campaign, scoring three goals and assisting a further two strikes in 10 appearances for the Foxes.

Do you think the striker made a good call in snubbing Arsenal? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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