TV pundit Paul Merson believes Brendan Rodgers will look at the bigger picture when deciding whether he is interested in being appointed Arsenal manager.
Rodgers’ current team Leicester are currently thirteen points above the Gunners in the table, but Merson doesn’t think that should play a part in his decision as he thinks Arsenal are simply a bigger club than the Foxes:
“This [Arsenal] is a big, big football club. He has managed Liverpool, but Arsenal are one of the top 10 clubs in Europe and in my opinion, I think he does [take the job]. Do not let the points gap between them now cloud your judgement.”
Reports suggest the Gunners have already made a tentative enquiry about Rodgers but the Northern Irishman has stated that he is happy to remain at the King Power:
“I think logic would tell you – I know in your job it’s not always logical, there’s gossip and speculation – but why would I want to leave Leicester City, at this moment in time.”
“For me, I repeat, I’m happy here, very happy and have great relations with all the people and I feel I want to continue with that. Take from that what you want.”
The 46-year-old is, though, an ambitious manager, having left his boyhood club Celtic midseason in order to take up his current position with the Foxes.
Rodgers is reportedly one of a number of candidates that Arsenal are considering as a possible successor to Unai Emery. They are said to be drawing up a shortlist with the recruitment process likely to take a number of weeks.