Jamie Vardy backed by Carragher for turning down Arsenal


It doesn’t happen too often that turning down north London giants Arsenal is a decent career move.

For an England international, however, it was the best decision he could make.

Additionally, his Gunners nudge has the full support of former Liverpool football expert Jamie Carragher.

“At 34, he’s showing no signs of slowing down,” Carragher said in his Daily Telegraph column.

“[Jamie] Vardy has scored 34 goals in his last 54 league games – an almost identical hit rate to Mohamed Salah, who is at the peak of his strength in Anfield.

“With these numbers, Vardy could have switched to established Champions League clubs.

“He could have gone to Arsenal when Arsene Wenger’s side were always in the top four.

“People said he had no ambition when he refused them.

“He made a wise decision, cementing his legendary status at King Power Stadium and avoiding being part of Arsenal’s post-Wenger bouts.”

Vardy still remains green as a striker despite his advancing years, and the old dog still has life.

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Given how well he took care of himself off the field and how he adjusted his game to get the most out of himself without overdoing it, we can assume Vardy will be around for at least a few more years becomes.

He remains the focal point for Leicester’s attack and in Brendan Rodgers he has the right man to develop his talent for the latter part of his career.

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