Arsene Wenger makes a prediction about Jamie Vardy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager does not think that Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will start for England at the Euro 2016 finals in France this summer.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy heads at goal as Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois looks on

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been quoted as saying by The Mirror that Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy would not start for England at the Euro 2016 finals in France this month.

Vardy is part of the 23-man England squad for the European Championship. The Leicester striker deserves to be in the squad for his truly great performances this past season.

The 29-year-old scored 24 goals and created 46 chances in 36 Premier League matches, as the Foxes won the title.

Wenger, though, does not expect Vardy to start for England at the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy reacts

“I don’t think that he (Vardy) will be a starter,” Wenger told beIN Sports, as reported by The Mirror, about Vardy’s chances of starting for England in their opening Euro 2016 game against Russia. “He has earned a place in the squad.

“I don’t say this because he does not have the quality, but because he doesn’t have enough experience at that level to say the whole tournament will depend on Vardy.”

Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the first goal for Leicester City and breaking a record after scoring in eleven consecutive Premier League games

Interestingly, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Vardy in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, the Gunners will have to pay Leicester a transfer fee of £20m and a weekly salary of £120,000 to the striker.

Vardy had a truly great season for Leicester in 2015-16, but he would be a risk for the North London outfit.

The Englishman has had just one great season in the Premier League, and there will be doubts on whether he would fit into Arsenal’s style.

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