Pundit believes that Arsenal is not a big enough club for Mauricio Pochettino

Jermaine Jenas claims Mauricio Pochettino is in a different bracket to Arsenal.

Arsenal’s reputation has taken a severe hit over the last few months to such an extent that their position as a huge club is being questioned.

The man that is being blamed for that is Unai Emery and he has now been sacked for the state Arsenal got into.

Freddie Ljungberg has been named the interim manager while the club looks for a more permanent solution.

There have been several managerial targets who have been linked with the job, including Mikel Arteta, Carlo Ancellotti, and even Mauricio Pochettino.

However, former Spurs midfielder, Jermaine Jenas believes that Pochettino is above Arsenal and that the Argentinean should be targeting the managers’ job at a club he considers bigger.

Pochettino has previously claimed that his loyalty to Spurs won’t make him take the Arsenal job if it was offered to him in the future, but the Gunners consider him as one of their transfer targets.

According to Jenas, per the Daily Mail: ‘Arsenal’s a huge football club and I’m sure the wages would be great for Mauricio. I put myself in his shoes though and would say his stock is far higher than that personally.

‘I think the job he did at Tottenham puts him in another bracket. I think if I was Mauricio I’d be sat there going well I’ll have six months off to recuperate and rest as I have been working non-stop for six years.

‘Come the end of the season there’s a good chance that Man Utd might ring the phone, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.’

I have to say that is a ridiculous statement from Jenas. I do not dismiss his comments because he is a former Tottenham player. Former Arsenal players are just as critical but if it is a ludicrous comment I will say so.

It can be argued that Man Utd are in just as bad a state as Arsenal so why are they still considered a huge club and not Arsenal?

Basically, Jenas does what nearly every pundit does, jump on Arsenal at the first opportunity regardless of whether the comments make sense or not.


  1. So Ponch without a trophy is too big for Arsenal? Laugh riot. I don’t expect an ex spuds player to admit Arsenal are the bigger club.

    Last couple years spuds had a better team no doubt, but still won F all.

  2. Jenas must have checked the Business Insider first, before claiming such thing


    Can’t believe Bayern Muenchen have more followers than Arsenal

  3. Euro 2020 draw

    England has a really tough group

    Czech Republic
    Bulgaria/Hungary v Iceland/Romania

    Portugal have an easy group

    Bulgaria/Hungary v Iceland/Romania

    1. Surely you are being sarcastic when you say an easy group??
      Portugal:European champions
      France:world champions/European finalists
      Germany..got your own sake I hope you,re joking!!

  4. Pochetino may be great coach but as Emery was sacked from PSG, Pochetino was also sacked by Tottenham. Let’s not depend on sacked one too much. Poch might have risen his stock over the yrs but at present he was not even fit for Tottenham. Its logical that poch may reject Arsenal bcoz of his link to Spurs but its simply illogical that Poch is in another level than Arsenal. Arsenal is really good place for any manager. Arsenal might be disjointed at present but that is what manager is for,to fix the loophole in the system. With the players and all the funds available, its a good platform for any manager to perform.

    1. Getting the sack is no reflection on a manager’s abilities,some of the best managers in history were sacked at least once if not more, even managers whom were never sacked might have been given the choice, leave or get sacked! just look at Chelsea the managers they sacked, Mourinho twice, Scolari, Benitez, Ancellotti and many more and they all won something,not many managers have never been sacked Pep is one, klopp (I am not even certain,he could have been sacked by some unknown club when he started) and their careers are not over so it still could happen to them and I bet that any manager you ask they would tell you that it all made them better!!

  5. Pundits say all sorts of things about different clubs. They get paid to talk so I don’t expect much from them and most of them still support their old clubs. Like Gary Neville said our players were average and emery a better manager who did better than our players, he also said the management let him down by not buying enough (after 200m investment). I felt Chelsea lost their biggest player and did not sign anyone, Leicester lost Maguire and didn’t buy a replacement? Still these managers has been able to improve their respective teams. I think Gary feelhe need to defend managers because of his own managerial failures

    1. Pat, yes Gary Neville wears his Manchester United heart on his sleeve, but he is a straight shooting pundit who is critical of Manchester United as well.
      Gary Neville has personal experience managing against Emery in Spain, so he has a basis for his opinion on Emery’s coaching ability; Emery just didn’t work out for Arsenal.
      As for the comment about the investment support for Emery in the transfer market, Neville’s comment related to the purchase of Pepe to reinforce the forward line rather than spending funds on upgraded CB’s. Many, including myself agree with this opinion.

  6. WHY CONCERN OURSELF WHAT ANY PUNDIT SAYS? You only dignify the mostly rubbish that most of them say most of the time if you get upset about Jenas and his views. Who cares? Forget it and forget him too! His views change nothing and our long distinguished history as a world class club speaks for itself. Ignore him and take a breathe! If he gets to you then you have lost. LAUGH AT HIS NONSENSE INSTEAD! BTW, I always call him Pomagne Penis!

  7. Jeanas is, in American…a Shcmuck. Pochettino can wait, and wait, and wait for thin air. His value wasn’t that high when he got fired and he won less in his tenure than Emery did in his career. Basically sweet FA. There is no Guarantee of the big job for Pochettino. Example Wenger. There is no bigger man in football and has he got a job…no!!
    Jeanas is like he was as a player, better in his imagination than in real life. Over their history Arsenal are twice the club as Spurs.

  8. What a laughable comment frm J. Jenas. If Pochetino is bigger than arsenal, then Mourinho must be million miles ahead of Tottenham.

  9. He’s a nobody in the big scheme. He was good enough to play for Spurs but nobody bigger. It’s his way of staying he played at the top level….

  10. Why should any top coach come to Arsenal if there is no transfer funds? The only ones that will come are those who need to make a name and the one that loves the club, that is, Arsene.

  11. We just sacked a coach with how many trophies to his name??? And a former Tottenham player wants to tell us a coach with zilch trophies to his name is above us?? Lol classic

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