I REJECTED Arsenal offer because their style doesn’t suit Me – Summer target claims

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Arsenal summer target Jamie Vardy has revealed why he snubbed a move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Vardy was the subject of a £20m bid from Arsenal in the summer but the player opted not to join the North Londoners.

The striker had a £20m release clause in his previous contract which was activated by Arsenal but he opted to sign a new deal at the King Power Stadium after much considerations.

The 29 year old has now revealed that he made his decision based on Arsenal’s tactics, claiming the Gunners style of play does not suit his.

He said: ‘With people like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil creating chances, Arsenal felt they could benefit me as much as I could them.

‘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 striker hinted he carefully thought about moving to Arsenal, claiming he even considered the possibility of his family settling in London but at the end he felt more inclined to stay at Leicester.

He added: ‘We even looked at new schools for the children, but I got to the stage where I felt with my heart and head that I wanted to stay at Leicester.

‘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.

Arsenal later completed the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna in the final days of the transfer window.

Wenger has now decided to deploy Alex Sanchez as a centre forward this season and the Chilean has adapted well to his new role. He has scored five goals in all competitions for the club this season and should he continue to impress, the club will not regret Vardy’s decision to stay put at Leicester.

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