Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has insisted it was an "easy" decision to reject Arsenal. The 29-year-old appeared on the cusp of joining the North London club earlier this summer, after they triggered his release clause – but Vardy ultimately decided to sign a new four-year deal at the King Power Stadium.
The England international fired Leicester to an against-the-odds Premier League title triumph last season and has insisted he could not walk away from the Foxes. Vardy revealed he never even held transfer talks with Arsenal and feels he still has "unfinished business" with Leicester.
"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," he said of Arsenal's offer, according to Sky Sports.
"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."
More recently, Arsenal have been linked with a big-money move for Vardy's Leicester teammate Riyad Mahrez, who was named the PFA Player of the Year last season. The duo combined well in 2015/16 and Vardy is desperate to see Mahrez stay at Leicester for another year.
"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," Vardy said amid reports linking his teammate with Arsenal.