Arsenal told to appoint Brendan Rodgers as their new manager

Paul Merson believes that Brendan Rodgers is the right man to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Paul Merson
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Paul Merson wants to see Arsenal appoint Brendan Rodgers as the club’s new manager.

The Gunners are currently on the lookout for a new boss after Arsene Wenger confirmed that he will be stepping down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge of the north London club.

Arsenal are expected to make an official announcement about who will be taking over at The Emirates at the end of the season and there has inevitably been plenty of speculation about who could take charge.

However, former Arsenal star Merson believes that ex-Liverpool FC manager Rodgers would be the ideal candidate to take over from Wenger at Arsenal this summer.

Writing in his column for the Daily Star, Merson said: “I still think Brendan Rodgers is the ideal candidate. He plays the right kind of football and has proved he can handle the pressure of a big job.

“They are obviously looking at Juventus boss Max Allegri though, and there are plenty of Arsenal fans who would love him to take over, I’m sure.

“But that’s George Graham football. Keep it tight and nick a goal. The Italian way. It won’t be free-flowing.”

Arsenal are currently preparing for their final game of the Premier League season, with a trip to Huddersfield Town in Wenger’s last match in charge.

The north London side are sixth in the table and set to miss out on a top-four finish for the second season running.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.

They have won the FA Cup in three of the last four years, however.

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