Vardy won't start at Euro 2016, claims Wenger

The Frenchman, who is trying to lure the Leicester striker to Arsenal, doesn't believe he has enough international experience to feature from the get go for England at the Euros

Arsene Wenger doesn't believe Jamie Vardy will start for England at Euro 2016 because he feels the striker lacks enough international experience to do so.

Wenger is currently trying to lure Vardy to Arsenal after the Gunners activated the £20m release clause in his Leicester City contract, as Goal confirmed earlier this month.

Vardy netted 24 times as Leicester stormed to the most unlikely of title triumphs, and his meteoric rise from playing non-league football four years ago was capped with a place in Roy Hodgson's squad for the European Championships in France.

But Wenger does not believe the 29-year-old will be in the starting XI under Hodgson, citing Vardy's eight England caps as a stumbling block.

"I don't think that Vardy will be a starter," the Frenchman told beIN Sports. "He has earned his place in the squad. 

"I don't say this because he does not have the quality, but because he doesn't have enough experience at that level to say the whole tournament will depend on Vardy. Will he be there? Certainly.

"Football progresses always. The offence creates a new problem, the defence responds. What has happened in the last 10 years is that the strikers have become quicker and quicker.

"What's happened? The defence have responded by creating quicker and quicker defenders."

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