Former Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock said on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, June 24) that Jamie Vardy was afraid to make the move from Leicester City to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was recently quoted as saying by The Mirror that he was interested in signing the England international striker.
Former Crystal Palace and Rotherham United boss Warnock has given his thoughts on the matter, claiming that Vardy was afraid to make the switch to the North London outfit.
“I think Vardy might have been a little bit afraid of going to Arsenal,” said Warnock on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (broadcast from 6am, June 24).
“He has come through that quickly, hasn’t he, from non-league, and I think looking at the way Arsenal play, he will be thinking about the build-up, there are not so many early balls.
“I just think it’s better the devil you know sometimes, and I think he has gone that way.”
Vardy enjoyed a hugely successful season in 2015-16 and was a key player in Leicester’s Premier League title triumph.
The 29-year-old striker scored 24 goals and created 46 chances in 36 league matches for the Foxes.
In two appearances for England at the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France, Vardy has scored one goal and created two chances.