Jamie Vardy was involved in a crafty internet hoax as pictures surfaced of the Leicester striker appearing to unveil his Arsenal shirt.
Arsenal are in talks with Vardy ahead of a potential £20million move from the Premier League champions.
And pictures of the England international posing in the new Arsenal kit were shared on Twitter, appearing to confirm the deal had been completed.
The Gunners fell foul to the same thing last month, when photos were leaked of Granit Xhaka at the north Londoners’ training ground, before the midfielder’s move from Borussia Monchengladbach had been formally announced.
However, the photo of Vardy has been shown to be a slick photoshop of one of the original pictures involving Xhaka.
I’ve done some high-tech analysis of the Vardy “proof” and it is /definitely/ a Photoshop. Sorry, Arsenal fans pic.twitter.com/cUzfx9FzNd
— Tom Ough (@tomough) June 6, 2016