Arsenal star Jack Wilshere played major role in persuading Jamie Vardy to complete transfer

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere reportedly played a huge part in persuading Jamie Vardy to complete a transfer move to the Emirates this summer.

Vardy, 29, who scored 24 goals in 36 appearances for Leicester City last season, is understood to be edging ever closer to signing for the Gunners.

Reports suggest the north London club have triggered the striker’s £22million release clause at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool and Manchester United have pulled out of the race to sign Vardy after it became clear the England international’s release clause only applied to team in next season’s Champions League.

And, according to Goal, his Three Lions teammate Wilshere has played a major role in trying to convince him to make the move.

A medical is believed to be scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the London Colney training ground.