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Leicester striker Vardy would easily make Arsenal starting team – Lineker

Gary Lineker has made a bold claim that Leicester City star Jamie Vardy would 'walk into' the current Arsenal first team.

Arsenal were in the market to sign Vardy this summer but the striker decided against a move to the Emirates Stadium and as a result, the Gunners had to settle for Spaniard Lucas Perez instead.

BBC presenter and former Foxes star Lineker is not too impressed with Arsenal's attack and he has gone on to state that Vardy could easily have commanded a starting role in Arsene Wenger's line-up.

The former England international said: "I think he'd walk into Arsenal's team.

"Have you seen their centre-forwards? They're fine but they're not as prolific as Vardy. They are not as quick as Vardy and they don't give you the options Vardy does.

"Olivier Giroud is a certain kind of target man. He will get his one goal in three or whatever it is.

"Lucas Perez, who they've brought in, I quite like but he's not going to be as prolific as Vardy. All players believe they will start anyway if they've got anything about them.

"You can tell Vardy is full of confidence."


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