Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy will be a wrong signing for Arsenal, according former Gunners star Paul Merson.
The 29-year-old, England forward scored 24 goals last season as the Foxes emerged as surprise Premier League winners.
He reportedly passed a medical at the Emirates but flew out with the Three Lions for the Euro 2016 in France and there are fears that he may now stay with Leicester.
However, Merson is adamant that it will not be the best move by Arsene Wenger because Vardy is a different kind of player to how Arsenal plays and may not fit in.
‘I’m shocked. I’m absolutely flabbergasted with it,’ Merson told talkSPORT.
‘Arsenal don’t get the ball forward quick enough for Jamie Vardy. No disrespect, but he plays at Leicester where everyone goes and has a go at them.
‘Twenty of his goals must have been over the top, balls that he is running on to, beat the goalie and great finish. You play for Arsenal, you kick off and the other team sit ten men behind the ball
‘Leicester suits Jamie Vardy, in my opinion. He is perfect for them. They play his way, they get the ball forward very quickly and he will keep on causing havoc. If he goes to Arsenal, I just don’t see it.
‘That is no disrespect to him. I’m not saying he won’t get goals but I don’t think he will get enough opportunities [at Arsenal]. They take too long to get the ball forward.
‘I’m not having a go at Vardy. For what he does, he is different class. But you watch him for England the other night [against Portugal] and if you have got ten players behind the ball… I mean [Ricardo] Carvalho looked like Beckenbauer.’