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Thierry Henry surprised at Jermy Vardy’s refusal to join Arsenal



Thierry Henry has spoken of his surprise as to why Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is hesitating over a move to Arsenal.

Vardy, 29, is currently weighing up whether to make the switch to the Gunners, with sources daying that he has already undergone the first stage of his medical at the club.

The former Fleetwood Town player is currently on international duty with England and reports claim he will not make a final decision on his future until after Euro 2016.

“All I can say is if I was playing for Leicester and I had Arsenal coming, and I’m 29, I would have gone. But I’m not Jamie Vardy,” Gunners legend Henry told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Either he has another proposition on the table, or Arsenal doesn’t seem attractive to him anymore.”

While Henry is struggling to understand why Vardy has yet to make up his mind, he is not so sure if the Leicester player will fit into Arsenal’s style of play.

“He had an amazing season, don’t get me wrong, it will go down in history,” Henry said. “But I have my question marks about if he can play in the last third when teams are waiting for you. He’s been brilliant, but I’m just asking some questions along the way.”

Former England international Danny Mills was speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live alongside Henry, and he supported Henry’s comments.

“I would have walked to Arsenal,” he said. “I find it bizarre. To turn round and say, ‘I’m going to think about it,’ I don’t think Arsene Wenger will like that. You either want to go and play for Arsenal or you don’t.”

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