Paul Merson urges Arsenal to sack Unai Emery and name Brendan Rodgers as their new manager.
Arsenal have been urged to replace Unai Emery with Brendan Rodgers by former Arsenal star, Paul Merson.
Emery has struggled to stamp his authority at the Emirates. Leicester City, on the other hand, continues to flourish under the leadership of Rodgers.
The Foxes sit six points above Arsenal. They could move nine points clear if they win this weekend’s game at the King Power Stadium.
Merson believes Rodgers is a better manager compared to Emery and should replace the Spaniard. He also asked the club to give Rodgers a five years contract and back him to take the Gunners to new heights.
That is some doing
He told Sky Sports: ‘I read somewhere that Unai Emery was pleased with how Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Wolves panned out from a tactical perspective.
‘If letting Wolves have 24 shots on goal was what he wanted, then yes, it went to plan. ‘But when you consider that was the most shots Arsenal have faced in a Premier League game since moving to the Emirates, I doubt whether that was his intention. ‘That came after Arsenal conceded 31 shots away at Watford. Who are rock bottom of the Premier League. That is some doing.
‘Emery is struggling and with a trip to Leicester on Saturday, he will do well to keep hold of his job if that goes against him. ‘The gap is already six points to fourth and Arsenal are in a situation where they can realistically only afford to lose two more game this season. ‘And, to make matters worse, the fans are turning. They are booing, making decisions and chanting ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’.
Leicester City has improved massively under Rodgers. Arsenal, however, has looked very much like a team that lacks identity, something Merson believes Rodgers can change.
Emery will feel the game against Leicester at the weekend could be his last chance to save his job. An embarrassing defeat against a side that put nine past Southampton could force the club to give him the sack.