I Don’t Regret Snubbing Arsenal – Jamie Vardy
England striker and Leicester City forward, Jamie Vardy has spoken on his decision to stay at the premier league club despite being wooed by Arsenal.
Jamie Vardy believes Leicester’s Champions League adventure, coupled with the Gunners’ struggles, have vindicated his decision to turn down Arsenal even though he missed out on an FA Cup winners’ medal as a result.
Vardy turned down an offer to join Arsenal after leading the charge that saw Leicester make history by winning the title. And although he doesn’t regret his decision, Vardy admits he might act differently if another big offer arrived.
“I want to win as much as possible, I don’t want to only have one Premier League medal in my drawer at home – it would be an empty glass cabinet,” Vardy said.
“I’m contracted to Leicester and we will see how high we can go. In the future, who knows?” Vardy told BT Sports.
Vardy added: “Just because I turned down Arsenal, that was my choice, but if another offer came in it would be the same in that I would look at it and work out the pros and cons.
But no, turning down Arsenal doesn’t mean I wouldn’t look at another offer.”
He also revealed that he was eager to play in China or America “at some point down the road”
“It wasn’t the Premier League was it? So we’re all right with that I think,” Vardy said. “I’ll never regret anything I’ve chosen to do.”
“I’m a bit of a psychic, I could see the little downfall they are on now. They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years until last year. That was something to think about.
“Leicester were also in the Champions League and on a different night at home against Atletico (Madrid) we could have gone even further.
But there were all sorts (of reasons). Football was the main thing but moving the family when I’d just bought a house would have been a laugh – not.”
Vardy scored twice as Leicester lost 4-3 to Arsenal on the opening day and is now focusing on Saturday’s game against Chelsea, as well as a swift reunion with Danny Drinkwater.