If quotes in the Japanese media attributed to Leicester City star Shinji Okazaki is anything to go by, then Arsenal fans can relax as Jamie vardy has decided to move to the Emirates this summer. Leicester City were reported to have made a new contract offer despite only just signing a new deal in February. Many thought as the player didn’t make an announcement as was initially planned, he might have accepted Leicester City’s offer.
But Shinji Okazaki has now confirmed the player is in fact on his way to Arsenal. And the Japanese has supported is soon to be ex-team mate for success at Arsenal. Speaking to the press in Japan, Okazaki was quoted as saying;
‘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,’ Okazaki told the Japan Times.
‘But even in a team that plays possession soccer, he has that sudden burst of speed and there are a lot of players at Arsenal who will notice that right away and play to that strength of his, like the way they did with Danny Welbeck.
‘He’s not someone who only tries to get behind the defense, though. He picks his spots.
‘Someone like me, I have to really get set up and then go but he can quicken instantly, go from zero to full speed. He can adjust to any style.’
This also tallies with reports from France this evening claiming Vardy will undergo a medical in France and that Arsenal officials have flown to France to conduct the medical on the 24 goals striker.