Vardy pleased with summer decision to reject Arsenal

Date published: Thursday 18th May 2017 2:22

Jamie Vardy admits he was pleased that he stayed at Leicester despite interest from Arsenal.

Jamie Vardy admits he was pleased that he stayed at Leicester despite interest from Arsenal in the summer.

The Gunners made a £20million bid for the England international in the summer but the 30-year-old decided to remain with the Foxes.

It has been a topsy-turvy season for Leicester since they were crowned champions with their early-season form spelling the end for Claudio Ranieri at the King Power Stadium.

However, their Premier League results have improved in recent months and the club managed to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League before being knocked out by Atletico Madrid.

When asked whether he was pleased with his decision to turn down Arsenal to remain at Leicester, Vardy told Sky Sports:”Yes. Obviously you get frustrated when results haven’t been going your way but we turned that all around.

“As a team, and individually, we play better when we’re all enjoying things and that gets the best out of each and every one of us.”I don’t know what will be set as a target next season, no one knows that. Obviously, we won the league but we set ourselves realistic targets.

“If you’d have asked anyone whether they’d have taken finishing mid-table and reaching the Champions League quarter-finals they would have snapped your hands off.

“Our targets depend on out-goings and in-comings this summer and once that’s sorted I’m sure targets will be set.

“And then it’s down to the players on the pitch to get the points. It’s football, anything can happen.
“Obviously, it’s down to the club and the individuals themselves if offers are made for them or if they want to go.”But if you look around the lads the vast majority of them definitely still want to be here and progress how we want to.”

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