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Red hot property Jamie Vardy is keeping a cool head over Leicester title challenge

By Nick Mashiter

Jamie Vardy says he is simply "enjoying the ride" and is not even thinking about the possibility of leaders Leicester winning the Premier League title.

The Foxes are top of the table by five points and go to Arsenal on Sunday having beaten Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday.

The Gunners are third, level on points with Tottenham, but despite Leicester's lead, 18-goal striker Vardy believes they have to stay calm and ignore the hype.

"We're just enjoying the ride," the England striker said. "If you start thinking about it too much it's going to affect you.

"We'll just continue to do the same thing we've done all season.

"They're (Arsenal) up there, we're up there, (Manchester) City are, Tottenham, Manchester United might be 10 points adrift but the way this season's going those 10 points can be picked up quickly.

"We'll just take every game as it comes, knuckle down and hopefully keep picking points up."

Claudio Ranieri's side have lost just twice in the league all season, once to Arsenal when they went down 5-2 in September, and Vardy knows the challenge they face.

He said: "It will be tough, but although we lost 5-2 last time we did show that we can hurt them.

"I think it'll be a matter of us tightening up a bit defensively. It's going to be a good game."

Meanwhile, Arsenal have snapped up Leicester's head of technical scouting Ben Wrigglesworth.

He worked under head of recruitment Steve Walsh at the Foxes but has joined their title rivals. It is also understood Wrigglesworth has already been replaced at the King Power Stadium.

An account claiming to be from Wrigglesworth on social media confirmed the move. He wrote: "It was a very difficult decision, but I had to take an opportunity that doesn't come round often."

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