I assume that there are quite a few Arsenal fans out there, mostly those of the WOB variety, that are pretty gutted with the news that Liverpool FC have announced the German coach Jurgen Klopp has signed a three year deal to take over from the sacked Brendan Rodgers as the manager of the Anfield club.
I know that a lot of us thought that the entertaining and somewhat eccentric Klopp was the right man to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal when the Frenchman stepped aside, either sooner or later. Instead, we will now have to fave a Liverpool side that is likely to be given renewed energy and purpose under the boss that did so well for a good few years by leading Borussia Dortmund to back to back German Bundesliga titles against the might of Bayern Munich.
So why do I say that he could help the Gunners in our quest to lift the Premier League trophy next May? Well for one thing, we have already played Liverpool once in the league this season and only Manchester United of our big rivals can say the same. So Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham all have to face him twice and it is the spuds that Klopp faces in his first game in charge.
Another reason I believe Arsenal could have an advantage is because we have had to face Klopp´s Dortmund a few times in the Champions League recently and while they gave us a really hard time at first, we did manage to beat them in Dortmund and the last time we met Arsenal won well, so Wenger seems to have got the measure of how to face a Klopp team full of energy nad with a heavy pressing style.
Only time will tell of course, but do you think Arsenal have a slight advantage over our Premier League rivals with the appointment of Herr Klopp?