There are plans, apparently, for some Arsenal fans to show their displeasure at the way the Gunners have struggled and stuttered at the start of the season, with the manager Arsene Wenger set to be the main subject of the fans’ anger.
Once again it looks like Arsenal are going to have to settle for a top four finish and place in the Champions League, and we need to improve in order to do that. So despite the Frenchman having signed a three year contract extension in the summer, the pressure on him to retire or move upstairs into an executive position will only increase if Arsenal continue to struggle in the Premier League.
And in a report by the Daily Star, the former Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour has been talking about his successor and it is clear that the player dubbed the Romford Pele thinks that man should be Jurgen Klopp, the charismatic boss of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
The way that Dortmund play and the way that they gave the Gunners a footballing lesson in Germany earlier this season has really impressed Parlour, who is also well aware that the job of replacing Wenger is going to be a very difficult one for whoever gets the job, just as Man United are feeling the pain of trying to replace their own long serving boss.
Parlour said, “It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. But someone like Klopp, if you could get him, would be fantastic.
“I know Dortmund are having a poor season in the Bundesliga, but I like the way they play. The way they press is brilliant.
“And they gave Arsenal a lesson when they played in Germany in the Champions League and chalked up a convincing 2-0 win.”
I am sure that Arsenal could get Klopp if the board really wanted him, but there is also a feeling that Wenger will have a big say in who takes over from him. He does seem to have a lot of respect for Klopp and the way he operates, so will the German be the next manager of Arsenal Football Club?