Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson is backing Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers to take over from Unai Emery at the Emirates if the Gunners decide to part ways with the Spaniard.
The ex Liverpool and Celtic boss has guided the Foxes to third in the Premier League table after 11 games, and Merson says he would be doing everything in his power to appoint the Northern Irishman if he were on the Arsenal board:
“Rodgers has done so well that Leicester have a job on their hands keeping hold of him. If I were Arsenal, I’d be breaking the bank to get him, give him a five-year contract and sit back and watch him transform the club.”
Rodgers has certainly made an impressive start to life at the King Power Stadium. He is known for improving young players and getting the best out of them.
At Liverpool, he helped develop the careers of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, and he is now guiding James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans at Leicester to greater heights.
It would certainly be interesting to see what Rodgers could do with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock.