The subject has not come up quite as much among Arsenal fans recently, as the team have really turned around a poor start of the season to show that Arsene Wenger has still got what it takes to compete at the highest level. Our amazing run of results along with some good work in the recent transfer windows, some big improvements from individual players like Ramsey and Giroud and an ability to change tactics successfully have got us Gooners believing in the Prof again.
But the news today reported by the BBC that Jurgen Klopp is set to step down as manager of Borussia Dortmund this summer has raised questions again, as the charismatic German was one of the big favourites among Arsenal fans to take over from Wenger. At first it was being reported that Klopp was set to have a spell away from football as Pep Guardiola did but that now appears false.
Klopp said, “It’s not that I’m tired, I’ve not had contact with another club but don’t plan to take a sabbatical.”
Klopp is not the sort of coach to go to a club for just a year or two so what this means is that the Arsenal board must move for him this summer or miss out. I really cannot see us getting rid of Wenger when he is doing so well, especially if the Gunners finish the season strongly and win the FA cup trophy again. That would be risky and unnecessary.
However, I think that will leave Man City free to bring Klopp in and he could be the ideal coach to get them out of the doldrums quickly. That is a chance we are going to have to take I think but it could also be gopod for Arsenal in the long term because it means that City will not be a rival for Guardiola if he plans to move to the Premier League from Bayern Munich when his current contract expires next summer, which many in football expect.
In my opinion, the former Barcelona boss would actually be a better fit for the Gunners and the timing would be better for us. Or do you think Arsenal should not wait but go for Klopp this summer instead?