And the story keeps getting better and better, cue the end of the International break and with so much tension in the air regarding the events in Paris, it was normal service resumed for Leicester City and Jamie Vardy as the Foxes climbed to the top of the Premier League table and the striker notched up another goal. The English striker scored in his 10th straight Premier League match and matched the record set by Ruud van Nistelrooy for Manchester United.
There, however, is a difference between the goals scored by Van the Man and Vardy, while Van Nistelrooy was a great finisher, you would rarely see him run with the ball. You would provide him with the chance and he would finish it with aplomb. Vardy though uses his pace and control to blow past defences and this season he seems to have an eye for goal, almost robot-like in his finishing.
He could set a Premier League record next week as Leicester take on Manchester United at home. It would be fitting that Vardy does break the record against the Premier League’s greatest team, but there could be bigger news for the striker. If he continues his scoring form, bigger teams will come for him and who wouldn’t want to turn up playing for one of the ‘Big Four’? We look at what each of
Well, the Gunners have been looking for a striker to put the pressure on Olivier Giroud. Playing Theo Walcott in that role did provide dividends but injuries are an eternal problem for the Gunners. Giroud has scored 9 goals for the Gunners this season, but he is a bit hit and miss. If Vardy is to join them, he could give them more pace upfront plus he seems to be a better finisher than the Frenchman at the moment. Vardy wouldn’t cost all that much either if he does make the move away from Leicester but would he be willing to sit on the bench for the Gunners?
Arsene did sign Danny Welbeck from one of their rivals, Manchester United and that hasn’t worked out too well for him with Welbeck spending a lot of time on the treatment table. Vardy though seems to be on fire and this could be akin to Robin van Persie joining Manchester United in the prime of his life, Van Persie effective helped United win the league when he joined them. Vardy could well provide that X*factor to Arsenal and help them across the line, plus his link up play with Walcott and Sanchez would be blisteringly fast.