Jamie Vardy will be fit to face Arsenal this weekend, after recovering from injury and returning to training in midweek.
The Premier League’s current second-top scorer Jamie Vardy was forced off at half-time of last week’s game against Brentford with an injury, and he missed the League Cup tie with Brighton in midweek.
But it looks like the striker will be back to face Arsenal on Saturday, with Brendan Rodgers suggesting he was already over the problem by Wednesday.
“Jamie’s fine,” Rodgers said. “He trained this morning (Wednesday) and joined back in the group. All the guys are fine.”
Before his early substitution against Brentford, Vardy was on a goalscoring run of four games, netting against Brighton, Burnley (twice), Crystal Palace, and Manchester United. He’ll be looking to restart that run against Arsenal now.
Vardy has obviously been a regular goalscorer against the Gunners in the past, netting 11 times in 13 matches. He did draw a blank in the last meeting between the two sides, however, in their 3-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium.
The only three games Arsenal have won against Leicester in the last three seasons were when Vardy didn’t score, so they’ll be looking to keep him as quiet as possible.
Perhaps then we can avoid his hundredth interview about the time Arsenal almost signed him.