Posted on November 23, 2014 by ADMIN

Klopp makes BIG step towards replacing Wenger at Arsenal

Unless he has been on the moon or simply does not read the papers or use the internet, Jurgen Klopp must have heard the Arsenal transfer rumours that have proclaimed him as one of the main front runners to take over from our current manager Arsene Wenger, whenever that might be. And after the loss against Man United, it could be sooner rather than later.

It seems as though the German is not against the idea at all. In fact, Klopp has almost encouraged the Gunners to make a move to prise him away from his current club Borussia Dortmund, in a statement reported by the Daily Mail. And the 47-year old could be ready to take the reins at Arsenal sooner rather than later.

Because Dortmund are having a nightmare in the German Bundesliga this season and any faint hopes of managing to regain the title that he led Dortmund to in successive seasons a few years back are long gone, as Bayern Munich continue their recent dominance. And the fact that his best players are systematically being poached by the Munich club and other big clubs around Europe is certainly not convincing him to stay.

Although Klopp does not mention Arsenal by name, he does suggest that a Premier League club will be his next port of call and the Gunners are the only big English club that have been linked with him.

Klopp said, “I think it’s the only country where I should work, next to Germany because it’s the only country I know the language a little bit and I need the language for my work.

“If somebody will call me, then we will talk about it.

“When I came here I thought OK now I can work as a normal coach, two or three years – next club, next city. I’m really interested in life, it’s not important for me to stay for a long time in the same place.

“My children are old enough to stay alone, that’s not the problem. I am here for more than six years, I don’t know when it will end, I don’t think about this.

“But it’s not my idea to build a legacy. We will see, as long as it’s successful and we can develop everything, we shouldn’t change.”

I’m not sure that his comments about staying too long in one place will help his cause with the Arsenal board, but he has spent seven years at Mainz and now six at Dortmund, so he has hardly got itchy feet. The question is whether Wenger is willing to step down and whether Klopp really is the man Arsenal want to replace him. If so, we might have to pick up the phone pretty soon.

What do you think Gooners?

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63 thoughts on “Klopp makes BIG step towards replacing Wenger at Arsenal

  1. Hafiz Rahman

    Wenger future at Arsenal is over…

    poor selection of players…

    poor tactics……

    time to go…..

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    1. sevenitti

      Correct me if im wrong, but youre the same Hafiz Rahman who got continously bashed for your negative opinion on Wenger this summer? Wow, look at how the tides have changed ^^

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    2. ArnSam

      There is a story about lepers in the Bible(lepers used to be cast out of the general public untill cleanesed) these lepers were starving to death but knew of a near by city where food was in plenty, though it was owned by enemies. These lepers thought to them selves “if we stay here, we will die of starvation. if we go to the enemy’s camp, we will killed” so they decided to go to the enemy’s camp. On getting there, the place had been deserted and all the good things left behind…Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.WENGER IS INSANE. playing a central defender as a right back, a left back as a central defender, an attacking midfielder as a defensive one or winger and a non goal scoring foward keeps starting game after another while some options are dieng to prove a point but rotting on the bench, not even knowing statics that every time a certain player starts we almost don’t win and finally using a player basing on last seasons perfomance game in game out even when he looses so many games in a raw.
      WENGER OUT AND NOW.

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  2. Raja Danish

    Yeah exactly we need Klopp for the next season no more wenger at our club.. Klopp is a good candidate to take club forward with signing world class players and instil winning mentality and his gegen pressing style( heavy metal football), we need to apply no more tiki taka..

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      1. Jippii

        At the moment even my grandmother (RIP) will do better with the players we have than Wenger. In paper we have better team than last season and then we were leading the league over 1/2 season, and only lost the title, ´cause Wenger (as usual) did not bought in January DMP or replacement for Rambo. He bought Källstrom, who was injured and waste of money. I rest my case, Wenger OUT immediately and I do not care who will came, anybody can do better than him, even me, I can go to every came with same tactics recardless agaist who we are playing agains, you don´t need brains for that, even a monkey can do that, and that´s WENGER is looking like now.

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      2. SoOpa AeoN

        @jfqpmzwo……… U have blatantly refused to look beyond ur nose….. I will therefore brand u to be an AKB

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    1. esther5561

      We have the same problem at Arsenal as Manchester united last year we are not going to come 4th in the league, but it gets worse what manager will want to take over from Wenger who has single handedly destroyed the team. We also do not have the money United have either so we cannot buy our way out of trouble. What Arsenal Really need is a new board a new owner and anew manager, everything about Arsenal today is rotten to the core

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  3. Raja Danish

    Go for klopp as our next boss to take club forward hopefully and if not put every money and try every way to get Diego “Cholo” simeone, we need aggressive managers to shout all the time at our players during match to have a positive mentality.. These are the two managers we should be looking at after wenger goes this season INSHAA ALLAH..

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  4. dboy

    If Klopp can give us four good years, why not? Managers are always evolving. We see the recent most successful clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City etc. Changing managers frequently. What’s up with all the sentimental bull from Arsenal? The sooner we replace Wenger the better. I mean like tomorrow. We certainly can’t play any worse than this.
    #Wengerout!!

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  5. dboy

    Wenger called for fans to respect the players energy levels. Respect goes two ways why don’t you respect the fand and resign.

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      @vijaygunner………. Wtf! Do u still want wenger 2 stay after yesterday?…… At d moment, anything is better than wenger…i won’t hesitate picking kLopp for the job

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      No words from the AKBs since last night…… BIG GUN, NY-GUNNER etc…… They are all back to their shells and eating their vomits

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      1. SoOpa AeoN

        QUESTION!:::.::if KLopp and his heavy metal band beats Wenger and his Tiki-taka dancers at the emirates in the UCL, would you Lot still think wenger is any better than kLopp? …..(honest reply pls)

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  6. Hafiz Rahman

    Klopp will guarantee titles….

    he will bring in players like Hummels for Free….

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  7. dboy

    Our game plan, the same one we use each and every game, is good enough to overturn teams like Hull and Aston villa etc. But when it comes to the big guns it simply doesn’t work. Hence we are a top four team. Well this season we might not make it.

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  8. lucia

    About yesterday’s gme As for me people can say all they want but the truth be told. Welbeck is and will always be an average player. Thnk God giroud is back. To think that we let fabianski go shows how deluded wenger is. Szceczny should be sold he is too comfortable. What like first call he made he made an error. That is lack of concentration. I feel sorry for some players chambers whom I thought will be down because of last game against swansea was so composed. Not sure that lad is 19. Positives:arteta was good felaini didn’t have any joy. Sanchez for me let us down hold d ball too much when all he needed do was just pass the ball. Gave away the second goal. Gibss had a mixed match. For me wilsher will not cut it in arsenal and wtf happened to ramsey? He was terrible no composure. I cnt still understand why rosicky can’t get a game and carzola just came on and suddenly we where just passing without intent. As for per he is not a footballer. Per is the one making monreal look bad. He was the only player that had dicsipline yesterday. The rest was busy doing crap. Tell me which team will have all its players at d end of d opponent half just after 70. After going 1down. Well if this results is what it takes for wenger to gtfo of our beloved club. Am happy to endure it as long as he is sacked.

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    1. GoonerG1

      I thought Ospina was a good signing and that he would eventually be the no. 1 keeper. Too bad he has been continuously injured. Wenger got a lot wrong on the personnel front. I’m willing to cut him some slack re: the keeper position.

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  9. SoOpa AeoN

    After Yesterday, i don’t expect to hear any more sh*tty talk from wenger or His AKBs …….. Y’all should just get outta my sight

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    1. jfqpmzwo

      haha.. wenger all attack and not enough defense
      LOL.. just because these days the players are playing that way

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    2. sevenitti

      Dortmund attacks based on the fundament of a solid defense. Wenger defends with the fundament of a (nonexisting, excluding Sanchez) good attack. Big difference.

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  10. hearsz

    I’ve said it for the past two seasons that Klopp is the man to take over at Arsenal. He’ll have fresh ideas, has the knowledge of the Bundesliga to bring some quality players with him, and he has the mentality to win the big games. I’d said to myself before kick off last night that if we lost to a United side missing several key players, that hadn’t won on the road this season, then Wenger’s time was up. It was made worse by the fact that we completely dominated the first half and they didn’t even have a shot on target until Gibbs’ own goal.
    We have a good side, but Wenger doesn’t have it in him to inspire this side to greater things. Whereas I feel Klopp does. It was more than just losing to United last night why many Gunners think Wenger should stand down. Throwing away winning positions against Swansea, Anderlecht, City, plus drawing at home with Spurs and Hull is all down to Wenger’s inability to sign players in key areas, most notably in defensive midfield and at the back, and playing players out of position.
    Hopefully seeing Klopp at the Emirates with Wenger after the game, is the first step towards a new managerial era in Arsenal’s rich history.

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    1. jfqpmzwo

      ‘We have a good side, but Wenger doesn’t have it in him to inspire this side to greater things. Whereas I feel Klopp does’
      we are a good side, but not good enough to win titles, we should accept it

      ‘Wenger’s inability to sign players in key areas’
      it should have read ‘our’ inability, as a club i mean
      we do not have the pulling power to attract top players, not anymore

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  11. AYZAY

    I hope wenger leaves in the summer, we might just bear this pain till the summer, why are u cast down oh my soul

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  12. SoOpa AeoN

    the ball is in our (FANs) court , i dunno why we do not play!….. Raise hell Lot of banners, avoid buying tickets, boycott games massively…….the board may be strong, but they won’t be able to withstand such action…… They will eventually ask wenger to take a bow…. THE BALL IS IN OUR F**KING COURT!

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    1. Sumo

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        1. sollygunner

          you are such a tw,t
          every post you bitch and moan like a little girl
          and constantly calling out anyone who dosent follow your trail of thought ,,
          its old and boring ,,
          we come on here to discuss football not all are going to agree but wanting to attack other peoples views is pathetic …
          ny gunner sumo big gun may not think the same as you but you shouldnt come on here looking to abuse them ,,,
          and having different opinions dosnt make you an idiot or a fool but then that door swings both ways ….

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          1. SoOpa AeoN

            @ sollygunner…..don’t judge me boy!……. U didn’t see him insult me , did u?…….. Nah! U couldn’t have seen that!…… Not while u are Looking at stuffs with the eye of an AKB… Now do urself a favour and get Lost in transit

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            1. arsenal207

              i say you cry everytime like a little girl not because i want to judge you but really you are like that. Everybody here see that. It is not that we don’t agree with you. We are angry with Wenger too, but we act like men.

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      1. NY_Gunner

        @Sumo
        Respect dude…
        Like I said. “We’re damned if we do. Damned if we don’t”
        End of…

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  13. AYZAY

    I don’t care if arsenal don’t make top 4, all i care about for now is see chelsea beaten, no they must not do an invincible. Id kill for that

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  14. dboy

    We have to be ruthless in our approach. But in order to do that we need a manager who us ruthless not toothless. So bring Klopp or Simeone. That was our game for the taking. It’s like walking in your room finding your girlfriend lying naked on the bed begging for you to take her. Can you walk away? In fact that game was like a ho ready for the taking. We should’ve ….. them hoochies. Instead we get turned into b’tches. I feel so violated damn!!

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  15. AYZAY

    Don’t be suprised to see Henry as wengers replacement. They say when u hear an arsenal transfer rumour, take it with a pinch of salt but when u are watching an arsenal games this days watch with a binge of beer and a roll of weed

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  16. ArsenalStar

    Wenger should be nicked. Dereliction of duty and failing to do his job properly (for 6 years). Will Arsenal sack him? No. Will wenger walk away from 8 mil a year? Not on your nelly! I’m afraid we’re stuck with a stubborn and out of date manager for the next 2 and a half years so it looks like us Arsenal fans will just have to batton down the hatches and accept mid table football and mutterings from an incredibly mad manager. I used to dread going into work in the mornings after an Arsenal loss, but I’m getting used to it now. Thanks for that arsene.

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      1. dboy

        We don’t have to accept any of this guys. And we should go out there and make it known.

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  17. mr lean

    A plea to all the fans going Wednesday night,please before and after the game protest and shout Wenger out.this 8m a year fraud is dragging the club down quicker than the titanic ! We all know he will not buy what we need in January,we all know he will not change his tactics and we all know he will not allow bould to sort out the defence.
    Wenger out now !

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  18. mr lean

    We should all sue Wenger under the trade descriptions act for pretending to be a premier league manager !
    8m a year for what ?
    AKB please reply

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  19. iamvia

    Yesterday’s performance was great but the only thing they did wrong was they were too anxious to win and wilshere/welbeck were very selfish. Wilshere should have pass the ball to Sanchez to tap in but he wanted to take the glory himself,welbeck too same thing he did. If they had keep their heads cool the match was over in first half but what the hell Mr wenger told them (I don’t think he noticed they were too anxious or selfish). On welbeck I dot know why he complained of playing left wing at man utd he looks more of a cm when playing. What else can I say? I’m So sad,depressed,confused and I really pity myself because I can’t stop supporting arsenal but the club I love wants to kill me with heart attack. #wengerout

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  20. sleekwhale

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  21. samuel@justarsenal.com

    Let us look perspectively at the Gunners’ failings in 3 back to back games and prefare a solution to halt the downward trend. I do agree with the boss assessment of the Gunners “not inefficient”. Just look at Jack Wilshere on one-on-one with De Gea, but Jack did cowardly failed to convert the goal. Must Jack be thought at this level on how he should choose his spot calmly and convert that particular chance to the left of the goal by using his left or right foot or even roof the ball to net above De Gea? But Jack instead played the ball to De Geas’ hands like a primary school footballer. Heavy metal footballing is not working this season so far at Dortmound and tiki-taka footballing has been struggling to cope with life at Arsenal. But I can tell you why Arsenal tiki-taka has struggled in their last 3 games which they should have mastered. The boss held-on too long to a woeful defence line of Chambers..Mert..Monreal..Gibbs. This line caved-in to pressure in the Anderlecht and at Swansea games. And now at home with Man Utd. I hope the boss will not start this caving-in defence line in the home game with Dortmound on Wednesday night. We don’t teach the boss his job. But we can see a flaw and point it out. Chambers is not solid at right-back and Monreal is not good at CB job. How many loses will the boss incurred to understand that this particular defence line is a woeful one?

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  22. samuel@justarsenal.com

    Let us look perspectively at the Gunners’ failings in 3 back to back games and prefare a solution to halt the downward trend. I do agree with the boss assessment of the Gunners “not efficient”. Just look at Jack Wilshere on one-on-one with De Gea, but Jack did cowardly failed to convert the goal. Must Jack be thought at this level on how he should choose his spot calmly and convert that particular chance to the left of the goal by using his left or right foot or even roof the ball to net above De Gea? But Jack instead played the ball to De Geas’ hands like a primary school footballer. Heavy metal footballing is not working this season so far at Dortmound and tiki-taka footballing has been struggling to cope with life at Arsenal. But I can tell you why Arsenal tiki-taka has struggled in their last 3 games which they should have mastered. The boss held-on too long to a woeful defence line of Chambers..Mert..Monreal..Gibbs. This line caved-in to pressure in the Anderlecht and at Swansea games. And now at home with Man Utd. I hope the boss will not start this caving-in defence line in the home game with Dortmound on Wednesday night. We don’t teach the boss his job. But we can see a flaw and point it out. Chambers is not solid at right-back and Monreal is not good at CB job. How many loses will the boss incurred to understand that this particular defence line is a woeful one?

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  23. goonergaz2000

    It will entirely depends on who quits or gets the sack first will it be wenger or will it be the man at Liverpool sorry his name has gone from me at the moment.And who knows maybe even pelagreni .I do believe this is true about klopp I heard the statement read out on sky sports news yesterday .

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  24. goonergaz2000

    If wenger is given the option to move upstairs will he still have to much say on what goes on.I would like to know if any off the bigwigs at A F C have any names in mind

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  25. royalman

    Our team is full of overrated inexperienced average players/keeper n Poor defence, Our manager couldn’t see dat, “WENGER OUT” London fans pls help us now! Shout wenger out in our next game, show it with banner, sing it as a song, we need a change. Asene is now an average coach.

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  26. Cashleycol

    Wenger is naive, stupid, stubborn and eager to drag down Arsenal to his grave… It’s like we have a dead manager on the bench whenever we playin a big team… Why Wenger Why???? U hev lost yo touch dude, just leave pliiizzzzz…. Why can’t he see the obvious….. We are simply not progressing under Wenger….. And to see his Mr Bean-like face again on Wednesday is going to cause me nightmares….

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  27. TCHD

    Guys even if we do protest it won’t work.

    A fan sat next to me in lasts night’s game was escorted out of the stadium for shouting wenger out and holding posters. Obviously the boards decision. Such a shameful club to be apart of.

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  28. royalman

    Then you ppl should stop going to stadium, london fan pls don’t go to emirate again until wenger is out.

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  29. Dennis

    Klopp plays only one way just like arsene, that’s why dortmund is sitting at 15th in the bundesliga. So, i really hope arsenal fans wise up and wake up from this dream. The only man who can work with a small budget and has shown he is adaptable, a general, a barking lion is none other than diego simeone. He’s the only man for the job, after all they don’t call him El Cholo for no reason he’s right up there with giants like barca/madrid after losing his top striker and first team LB.

    We need to give him whatever wenger earns (8 million) he’s making (2 mil) right now. Pay the man the money and sign him up for 3 years with option to renew. End of story

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  30. Dreadedgunner

    Coyg I think most of us know better. TBH I wouldn’t mind klopp coming but more than likely Liverpool we’ll go on a lose streak and they’re sign klopp as we still look in dismay. Transfer rumour are ridiculous now a days but players being unsettle news is getting heavy again last time that happened players left not wenger. Sad trend we have

    COYG to better days

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  31. kamn288

    every time i walk towards that pitch or t.v i hope they win and now i feel irritated more disconnected to this team heard a fan voiced his frustration and had a fued with other disapproving arsenal fans, i don’t what is wrong with Wenger but the whole is not answering to him or he is not interested in them.
    TIME has come for the club to be honest and accept mistake and make the changes
    WENGER OUT!!!!!

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