Former Gunner Perry Groves urges Arsenal to go for Brendan Rodgers.
Arsenal have been advised to take the bold step of poaching Brendan Rodgers from Leicester City as they begin their search for a new manager.
The Gunners have just fired Unai Emery as their manager and named Freddie Ljungberg as interim manager.
They are reportedly looking at other targets with Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo leading the way.
Brendan Rodgers has been mentioned among their list of targets before now, but the former Liverpool boss is enjoying a very productive and successful season at the King Power Stadium.
Despite the Irishman being in one of the best-run clubs in the Premier League, former Arsenal star, Perry Groves believes that he would jump at the chance of becoming the next Arsenal manager.
“They need to go with experience,” Groves told talkSPORT host Jim White on Friday.
“They need someone with Premier League experience with a clear vision and a clear direction.
“There are three candidates, for me.
“Brendan Rodgers – you would go all out to get him no matter how much he cost, if you could.
“Would he want to leave Leicester? We’re a bigger a club… of course he would want to leave Leicester!
“Leicester are a very well-run club, but they’re not one of the big six clubs, and I think Rodgers wants something to prove with one of the big clubs.
“And if he’d be backed by the board as Emery was in the summer… he’d he perfect, because we’re in disarray.
“The others are Nuno Espirito Santo or Mauricio Pochettino.
“The players had completely lost faith in Emery and his tactics, when you watch us defend it’s like trying to herd cats, and at least with Nuno Arsenal would have an identity, he has a philosophy of playing.
“And why wouldn’t you try to get Pochettino? Just to wind that lot up, that would be funny.”
Leicester City was approached by Tottenham when they wanted to replace Mauricio Pochettino with Brendan Rodgers, but the Foxes rejected their advances, they would most likely do the same thing to Arsenal.