Paul Merson truly believes that Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers should take over from Arsene Wenger.
Former Arsenal star Merson claims he would be ‘shocked’ if Rodgers doesn’t get the Arsenal job, which is a little concerning.
“I don’t know why he doesn’t get the Arsenal job,” the pundit told Sky Sports.
“He fits Arsenal great, the nearest Liverpool have ever come to winning the league for a long long time is when Brendan Rodgers was in charge.
“He’s done nothing wrong at Celtic.
“To do what they’ve done, people can say it’s Scottish football and Celtic are head and shoulders above, but every team they played on that run treated it like a cup final, which is difficult sometimes.”
“I think he [Rodgers] now needs a change and needs to come back down.
“I’ll be shocked if he didn’t get a good job, I’d be quite shocked if he didn’t get the Arsenal job.”
Rodgers has been in charge of Celtic since 2016 and has won the Scottish Premier League, the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup twice. But, as most football fans will know, while winning trophies is great and all, the Scottish League is barely even a two-horse race now. If he didn’t win, he would probably be sacked.
When he was Liverpool manager between 2012 -2015, Rodgers was just two points off winning the title in 2013/14. But he didn’t win it, Manchester City did.
How many times have Arsenal been criticised for being a ‘cup team’ when at least that’s a trophy?
As Spurs know, you don’t win silverware for ‘almost’ doing something.
Therefore, I’m not sure what he would actually bring to Arsenal.
Rodgers got sacked by Liverpool three years ago – why would some success in Scotland suddenly make him good enough to lead Arsenal?
While I do believe that a change is needed this summer, I’m not sure Rodgers is the right man for the job.
Not that Merson seems to actually know anything about Arsenal’s future manager – he’s just guessing… as usual.