Arsenal fan Piers Morgan says Leicester striker Jamie Vardy’s decision to reject a £22m move to the Gunners in 2016 is a source of regret.
The 34-year-old scored in Leicester’s 3-1 win over Liverpool yesterday and, taking to Twitter after the game, Morgan remarked that the Gunners would have been a lot more successful over the past ten years if the forward had decided to join:
Can’t help thinking that if Arsenal had signed @vardy7 as our lead guitarist 10 years ago – we’d have played much sweeter football music in the last decade. Just a relentlessly brilliant striker – tough, quick, ruthless & always gives 100% in every game. Love him. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/tlM0m6B6eO
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 13, 2021
To be fair, Arsenal’s problems haven’t been in the attacking third of the pitch since Vardy turned down the switch. In fact, not long after, the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette signed up, with the former, in particular, having been extremely prolific in front of goal.
Vardy has undoubtedly been one of the best strikers in the Premier League for the best part of a decade but it is hard to argue that the Gunners’ fortunes would have improved that much if he had signed for the club.