Ahead of Arsenal’s match against Leicester City on Saturday, as you can imagine, Arsene Wenger’s was asked about that Jamie Vardy transfer saga.
Back in June, Arsenal attempted to buy the striker and after he appeared keen, Vardy turned us down. Wenger claims that he still doesn’t know why that happened but also made it clear that he respects the England international’s decision.
“You have to respect decisions of people,” Wenger said.
“That’s part of it.
“In every transfer market you have one or two with decisions to make and you have to respect them.
“Look at the whole market. Very little happens. It’s about the availability of players. Huge amounts can be spent on average players.
“On Vardy, you should ask him that question. I cannot answer for him.”
Turning down the chance to sign for Arsenal could go down as one of the biggest decisions of Vardy’s career. If Leicester potentially fade into obscurity, their title win disappearing into history, will he regret it?
Either way, that ship has sailed and say what you want about Wenger but at least he’s classy about being rejected. It would be easy to make passive-aggressive throw away comments about Vardy’s underwhelming performance against Hull last weekend but he didn’t. That’s not Wenger’s style.
If Vardy doesn’t deem Arsenal good enough for him, that’s his problem. Not ours.