John Hartson says Jamie Vardy would be a fantastic signing for Arsenal

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy wins the Barclays Player Of The Season Award

The Leicester City striker is mulling over an offer from Arsenal.

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has told talkSPORT that Leicester City star Jamie Vardy would be a fantastic signing for the Gunners.

The Leicester striker emerged as a shock target for Arsenal on Friday, as they reportedly made a £20million bid for his services according to the BBC.

According to reports, that price was the release clause set for Champions League clubs in his current deal at the Foxes.

Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester City to equal the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games

So far it is unknown whether he will be tempted into a move to the Emirates Stadium, as he jetted off for Euro 2016 on Monday still mulling over the offer.

The potential move has been met with surprise as some suggest he will not fit into the style of play that Arsenal adopt, but Hartson is behind it, saying he would be a fantastic signing.

“I think he’s a good player,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s a sharp, he run in behind and he’ll be fantastic for the likes of Sanchez and Ozil because he’s a willing runner. I think he’d be a fantastic signing.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the lap of honour at the end of the match

Should Vardy decide to move to Arsenal this summer it will certainly be interesting to see how he would fit into their current line-up.

His direct style is in start contrast to the style that they currently employ, and it is hard to see how he would adapt to it.

However, that could also be a blessing for the Gunners as he would offer them that something different that they have long needed.

England's Jamie Vardy

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