Paul Merson says he is flabbergasted by Arsenal move for Vardy

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

Arsenal made a move for the Leicester City star on Friday.

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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has told talkSPORT he is flabbergasted by Arsenal’s move for Leicester City star Jamie Vardy.

Arsenal made a move for the Foxes star on Friday, activating a £20million release clause in his contract.

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

The Gunners had hoped to have a deal concluded before the end of the weekend, but Vardy has left them waiting on a decision as he focuses on Euro 2016 with England.

The move from the Gunners took many by surprise, with the bid very much coming out of the blue from Arsene Wenger’s side.

There is fierce debate about whether Vardy would fit in at the Emirates, and Merson has questioned it, saying he was shocked by the move.

"I'm shocked. I'm absolutely flabbergasted with it,” he told talkSPORT.

“Leicester suits Jamie Vardy, in my opinion. He is perfect for them. If he goes to Arsenal, I just don’t see it. I’m not saying he won’t get goals but I don’t think he will get enough opportunities [at Arsenal].”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

It would certainly be interesting to see how Vardy would fit in at Arsenal should he make the move to the Emirates this summer.

There is no denying that Arsenal employ a much different style to the direct one that has helped him be such a success at Leicester.

However, perhaps the fact that he is the complete opposite to what the Gunners currently have is why Wenger is so keen to add him to his squad.

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

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