Another day, another Arsenal legend has his say on what he thinks of Jamie Vardy potentially joining the Gunners this summer.
On Tuesday, it was David Seaman who weighed in on the debate, backing the Leicester City striker to improve our squad. Now, it’s Robert Pires who has commented on the 29-year-old’s ability to score goals, pointing out how he’s exactly what we need and his eye for goal could really help us out next season.
“There is no reason why it couldn’t work out for Vardy,” he said to the Daily Mail.
“He scored a lot of goals in the Premier League last season and is now known around the world.
“He has the ability, comes across as very hard-working which Arsenal like, and he’s a great finisher.
“There’s a lot more pressure with playing for a big club, so it will be a step up.”
He added, “Granit Xhaka is a great signing and to be honest, I’m not sure how many more players are needed.
“A lot is said about Arsenal going forward and if you look at goals scored, they were only a few goals off finishing top of that chart, Vardy’s addition could help next year.
“The league will be more difficult, especially with the arrivals of Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte [at Chelsea], plus you cannot ignore Mourinho’s appointment.
“You expect Mourinho to get Manchester United to compete again. His rivalry with Wenger was one the most eagerly awaited clashes from the last decade of the Premier League.
“It’s a good fight. It may take a while for him to get his side up to scratch so it’s a chance for Wenger to fix that head-to-head record.”
While on one hand it does seem like a no-brainer – a team who can’t consistently score + a striker who can = a team with a striker who can consistently score – there are other factors to take into consideration. We have to think about how he’d gel with the rest of the squad both on and off the pitch, as well as if he even wants to come to us once the Euros are over.
Saying this, I do think he’d be a good addition from a footballing perspective.