According to a report last week, Arsenal’s chairman Sir Chips Keswick is keen to bring David O’Leary back to the club to help with ‘haphazard recruitment’.

BIRMINGHAM - APRIL 12: Aston Villa manager David O'Leary appealsduring the Barclaycard Premiership match between Aston Villa and Chelsea on April 12, 2004 at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Aston Villa won the match 3-2. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM – APRIL 12: Aston Villa manager David O’Leary appealsduring the Barclaycard Premiership match between Aston Villa and Chelsea on April 12, 2004 at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Aston Villa won the match 3-2. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

According to an article in the Sunday People last weekend, Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick “wants the Irishman’s help in sorting out the Gunners’ haphazard recruitment.”

In what would seem an odd move, the People report that O’Leary would come in above Raul Sanllehi, a move that the Spaniard is unsurprisingly against.

Sunday People, 17 November 2019

While O’Leary did indeed enjoy some success with Leeds and Aston Villa between 1998 and 2002, he’s been out of the game since he left Al-Ahil in 2011.

Unai Emery (right) with Arsenal’s director of football Raúl Sanllehí. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images
Unai Emery (right) with Arsenal’s director of football Raúl Sanllehí. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Sanllehi, on the other hand, spent 16 years at Barcelona when they were the best team on the planet.

So, who do you trust? That seems an easy question on the face of it.

Then again, if ‘Don Raul’ won’t pull the trigger on Unai Emery after their latest shambolic display, perhaps we need someone who will…