Perry Groves has questioned Brendan Rodgers decision to remain at Leicester when Arsenal are a far bigger club, but surely it makes sense given the crisis in N5?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Sitting some 16 points above Arsenal in the table, Leicester City are the closest challengers to Liverpool for the title.

It’s not surprising, then, that the Foxes sensed Brendan Rodgers could be lured away by a bigger club and offered him a bumper new deal worth £40m.

There is no argument that Arsenal are the bigger club, but are they really a better option than Leicester at the minute?

It pains me to say it, but I’m not sure I could see why Rodgers would leave them for us, right now at least.

Star on Sunday 8 December 2019
Star on Sunday 8 December 2019

“He’s not better off staying at Leicester,” Groves told the Star on Sunday.

“Arsenal are a far, far bigger club.

Leicester are a very well run, middle-tier club and are overachieving in the Premier League.

“It’s the perfect time for a manager to go into Arsenal.”

Perry Groves
Perry Groves

As much as I like Perry, I’m not sure he understands the meaning of the word ‘perfect’.

“Rodgers has got Jamie Vardy playing some of the best football of his career,” added Groves.

“Also the way he’s improved James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Caglar Soyuncu.

“He’s got a philosophy that would suit Arsenal.”

I never really wanted Rodgers, mostly because of his personality, the main reason the Arsenal board were said to be wary of hiring him immediately after Wenger.

He is annoying and he’s more than just a bit of a tit, but it’s hard to deny what he’s done at Leicester, even if many of the tools were there waiting for him when he left Celtic.

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