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'He is a world-class striker': Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hails Jamie Vardy's 'wonderful talent' as Arsenal nemesis reveals cameo role was 'always the plan' ahead of late heroics

By Sami Mokbel for MailOnline

Published: 22:59 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 23:03 GMT, 25 October 2020

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Brendan Rodgers hailed 'world class' Jamie Vardy as the Leicester striker came off the bench to haunt Arsenal once again.

The forward notched the winner at the Emirates to move the Foxes to within a point of the Premier League summit, though Leicester rode their luck after the Gunners saw Alexandre Lacazette's header dubiously ruled out - much to manager Mikel Arteta's annoyance.

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Arsenal, who famously tried to sign Vardy in 2016, will be sick of the sight of the 33-year-old - who has now notched 11 times in 12 games against the Londoners.

Jamie Vardy tormented Arsenal again with the 80th-minute winner for Leicester against them

Jamie Vardy tormented Arsenal again with the 80th-minute winner for Leicester against them

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers was suitably impressed as his side rose to fourth in the table

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers was suitably impressed as his side rose to fourth in the table

'In every game he looks like scoring, he is disappointed he didn't score another one,' said Rodgers.

'He is a world class striker, an incredible talent.'

Vardy missed Leicester's previous two fixtures ahead of last night's triumph with a calf problem.

Rodgers insisted he didn't want to

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