Jamie Vardy will have no trouble adjusting to Arsenal’s style of play if he decides to join the Gunners, according to his Leicester City team-mate Shinji Okazaki, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Englishman has yet to make a decision on his future with an offer from Arsenal and one from Leicester, both believed to be of comparable size, on the table.
Arsenal activated Vardy’s £20m release clause and agreed provisional personal terms with the 29-year-old, which prompted Leicester to respond with a new contract offer of their own, and while he was due to announce his decision before travelling with the England squad on Monday, there has been no movement on that front.
One of the perceived problems with Vardy joining Arsenal is a clash between Arsenal’s style of play and Vardy’s, but Okazaki does not see it as a barrier to success.
“I think he has the potential to adapt to any style of soccer. At Leicester, we just happened to play the way we did and he fit fine,” the Japan international told Kyodo News.
“Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (C) reacts after Leicester City’s Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki scored his team’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 16, 2016