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Wenger believes Jamie Vardy will stay at Leicester

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he expects Jamie Vardy to stay at Leicester.

The Frenchman appears ready for defeat in his chase for the striker after the Gunners triggered his £20million release clause.

Vardy is currently with England at Euro 2016 and scored in their 2-1 win over Wales on Thursday. He has insisted he would not make a decision on his future until after England's involvement in France ended.

Arsene Wenger believes Jamie Vardy will stay at Leicester City Credit: PA

But Wenger, in an interview with Chinese TV, said he believes the 28-year-old is ready to remain loyal to last season's shock Premier League champions.

He said: "Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester."

Leicester made a counter offer to Vardy, who only signed his most recent contract until 2019 in February, to try to convince him to stay at the King Power Stadium, although it is understood they could not match Arsenal's deal.


Stan Kroenke increases stake in Arsenal

Kroenke also owns the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. Credit: PA

American businessman Stan Kroenke has increased his majority shareholding in Arsenal, despite discontent at the Emirates Stadium.

KSE (Kroenke Sports Enterprise) UK Inc, wholly owned by Kroenke, has acquired 23 ordinary shares for £368,000, to take his shareholding to 67.05 per cent (41,721 shares), it was announced under corporate disclosure on Thursday.

Kroenke, who also owns the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, has been Arsenal's majority shareholder since 2011.

Many Gunners supporters believe this season should have been the one which saw their hopes for a first Premier League title in 12 years realised, but Leicester secured a remarkable triumph.

With the trophy gone, Arsenal belatedly roused themselves to finish second ahead of Tottenham, their neighbours who last topped the Gunners in 1995.

Arsenal fans are torn over the future of manager Arsene Wenger, whose 20th anniversary as boss is approaching in October, and a muted 'Time for change' protest took place during the club's win over Norwich on April 30.

Wenger has a year remaining on his current contract and will be expected to invest in his team for a sustained title challenge next season.

Sanchez switches number as Arsenal launch new kit

Giroud, of course, models the new kit. Credit: Puma

Arsenal have a new look for the 2016/17 season as Puma have launched their new home kit.

Apparently is features ACTV Thermo-R technology: "Strategically inserted in both the front and the back of the shirt to help players maintain an optimum body temperature. A unique phase-change material is injected into the shirts' inner athletic tape, which allows microcapsules to absorb excess heat and release it back to the body when needed."

Striker Olivier Giroud said of the new kit: Our traditions and the iconic home shirt are very important and I know our fans are going to be very happy with it. It’s a very nice looking shirt and I’m looking forward to wearing it next season.”

Alexis Sanchez has also switched his number from 17 to 7 for next season.

Will the the new kit bring them the technology needed to finish higher than this season's second place though?

Arsenal 'keeper taunts Spurs over Newcastle loss

He might not have played for Arsenal this season, but on-loan goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has taken to Instagram to taunt Spurs after their 5-1 loss to Newcastle.

The defeat at St James Park and Arsenal's 4-0 win over Aston Villa meant the Gunners leapfrogged Spurs on the final day of the season to finish second.

Szczesny, who is currently on loan at Roma, filmed himself singing "It's happened again, it's happened again.."

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