Laurent Koscielny has hailed the quality of Jamie Vardy as a footballer, but would not get drawn into talking about his potential move to the Gunners.
The French international was speaking from their Euro 2016 based and was asked about the Leicester striker, strongly inked with a move to Arsenal this summer.
“He’s hard to play against because he likes to use depth, he’s very good at running behind the defence,” he told Omnisport.
“And in front of the goal, he doesn’t think, he feels the goal, as soon as he can shoot, he does. He proved this season with Leicester that he can be a great striker, and he scored some goals with his national team.
However, when he was asked about the stories involving Vardy and a move to North London, he correctly and respectfully played that down.
“You know, I don’t like to talk when it’s not signed,” he said.
“So as I said, he’s a great striker, he did a great season with Leicester. I don’t know if he’ll stay or if he’ll join another club. We’ll see, but he’s a great quality player.”
The 30 year also spoke about how he wants to to see new players brought in this summer who can help the team do better than second place. Referencing last season’s second place finish as a ‘disappointment’ (an attitude we like a lot), he said there were positives to take from it ahead of the next campaign.
“We have to keep the positive from this season to learn from it, and begin next season well, with probably some new players that will allow us to reach another level and have more consistent results.”
With Arsene Wenger offering new recruits paradise, it should make for a busy summer. We obviously just haven’t figured out what kind of paradise Jamie Vardy wants yet.
A swimming pool filled with blue WKD probably, but we’re sure we’ll get there.