Paul Merson has tipped Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as the man to follow up from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss.
The Gunners boss is tipped to leave the club in the near future, with many fans hoping that change is made sooner rather than later after enduring a second season of disappointments.
Champions League football is believed to be the key goal for the campaign, and their place in the competition for next season in serious doubt, with a 12 point gap having grown from us to fourth, and with Chelsea also chasing a spot with 10 points on us also. The Europa League could well save us from another year out of Europe’s elite competition, but I don’t believe winning that would be enough to convince the bulk of our fans to change their minds.
Paul Merson is now tipping Celtic’s Rodgers to take over from the long-standing Frenchman, claiming he is a great fit for the club.
“I don’t know why he doesn’t get the Arsenal job,” he said.
“He fits Arsenal great, the nearest Liverpool have ever come to winning the league for a long long time is when Brendan Rodgers was in charge.
“He’s done nothing wrong at Celtic.
“To do what they’ve done, people can say it’s Scottish football and Celtic are head and shoulders above, but every team they played on that run treated it like a cup final, which is difficult sometimes.
“I think he [Rodgers] now needs a change and needs to come back down.
“I’ll be shocked if he didn’t get a good job, I’d be quite shocked if he didn’t get the Arsenal job.”
The former LFC boss has no doubt impressed in his time in Scotland, but it is hard to compare the vigours of the PL to that of the Scottish division, and would be somewhat of a risk should our board choose to make it.
Would BR be a good choice to follow Wenger? Would he be a safe bet to continue with our style and play but bring what is needed to make us serious contenders once again? Would a Europa League win convince any doubters to get behind Wenger once again?