Jamie Vardy snubbed Arsenal over reservations of role under Arsene Wenger - Sky sources

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Jamie Vardy has rejected the chance to join Arsenal after agreeing a new four-year deal with Leicester

Jamie Vardy decided to snub a move to Arsenal as he was not convinced they play the right style of football to suit his game, according to Sky sources.

Leicester announced on Thursday that the England forward has agreed a new four-year deal at the club, which he will sign once he is back from Euro 2016. 

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We spoke to Leicester fans after the club announced they have agreed a new four-year deal with Vardy

Arsenal triggered a release clause in Vardy's contract earlier this month, but Arsene Wenger admitted at the weekend the transfer was dead.

Sky sources understand Vardy's decision was based on his belief that his game would not suit Arsenal's possession-hungry style of football having flourished under the counter-attacking style of Claudio Ranieri's side last season.  

Jamie Vardy is aiming to make his way into Roy Hodgson's starting XI
Image: Vardy did not want his future to be a distraction while with England

The 29-year-old was also swayed by his belief that Leicester have something special as a squad and can not only mount a solid defense of their Premier League title, but make an impact on the Champions League.

Vardy was also not given guarantees by Wenger that he would not be played out of position at the Emirates.

Wenger: Good luck, Vardy

Wenger: Good luck, Vardy

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wishes Leicester's Jamie Vardy 'good luck'

Vardy is understood to have met his agent after England's draw with Slovakia on Monday evening, with the decision to announce his new contract designed to remove any more uncertainty and difficult questions while on England duty in France. 

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Sky sources understands England manager Roy Hodgson knew of Vardy's new deal with Leicester before it was announced by the club

The FA was fully informed of events via Leicester and Roy Hodgson and the FA knew of his decision before it was announced publicly. 

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