Vardy: Easy decision to reject Arsenal

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says it was an ‘easy’ decision to turn down a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners activated Vardy’s release clause in his contract with a bid of £20m, but the England forward chose to stay with the Premier League champions.

Vardy told Sky Sports: “It’s not been put out there that I have always said the boys, the close-knit brotherhood, is unbelievable and for me, there’s a lot of unfinished business here.

“I feel that the club is only going one way and that is forward, that’s why I want to be a part of it.

“It wasn’t that big [the decision] when I think about it. It was quite easy and this is where I want to be.”

Vardy hopes midfielder Riyad Mahrez also stays at the Foxes this season, with the Gunners strongly linked with a move for the Algerian.

Mahrez and Vardy formed a lethal attacking combination as Leicester stunningly romped to the title last season.

Vardy added: “I think everyone in the squad would want him here, playing with us, but that’s nothing to do with us and it’s down to Riyad and the club to sort out.”