I am not one of the many Arsenal fans that cannot wait for the club to replace Arsene Wenger as the man in charge. I have had my moans about the Frenchman but also feel that he has done a remarkable job in difficult circumstances for the last 10 years.
But even the fans that think Wenger fully deserved his new Arsenal contract after a good title challenge for most of last season and an FA cup trophy for us to celebrate, are already looking to the future knowing that it will be sooner rather than later that the club has to find the man to replace the Prof at the top.
And a large number of Gooners are firmly in favour of that man being Jurgen Klopp, the charismatic German coach of Borussia Dortmund. But according to an article in the Daily Mail, Arsenal are in danger of missing out on Klopp and seeing the 47-year old manage another club as the report suggests that he may be getting towards the end of his tenure at the Westfalenstadion.
This is not because they are due to sack him, even though an awful start to the season has seen them drop to a lowly 15th place in the Bundesliga, just two points above the relegation places. And this poor league form should not put off Arsenal either, because Klopp has still managed to get his injury ravaged squad to produce great games and results in the Champions League, including the destruction of Wenger’s Gunners.
That poor form may be the reason he is ready to leave though, as Dortmund’s chances of challenging Bayern Munich on the domestic front seem to fade every year, especially as their rivals keep pinching their best players. So unless Klopp somehow manages a drastic turnaround in the league or leads his players to a Champions League triumph, the suggestion is that he could soon be ready for pastures new.
And that means that unless Arsenal are willing to sack Wenger or persuade him to hand over the reins and move upstairs, we could miss out on Klopp as our new manager. What do you think Gooners?