Paul Merson: 'Brendan Rodgers would be great as Arsenal manager'

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

Wenger, 68, has steadied the ship after back-to-back victories over AC Milan and Watford, but the Gunners are still 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool and a huge 25 points behind the leaders Man City.

Well after the shambles of Arsenal's last home game in this competition, when they almost blew it against Ostersund, Arsene Wenger will play a strong line-up with a free weekend to follow.

Thierry Henry also said he would be interested in the position when asked about it recently, while sources have told ESPN FC that Arsenal see Germany coach Joachim Low as a top candidate if Wenger were to go.

Arsenal are set to miss out on the top four for the second season in a row and appear likely to have to win the Europa League in order to qualify for the Champions League.

Viera was part of that Invincibles side in the 2003/04 season, and is considered to be one of the best central midfielders to have ever played in the Premiership.

'I think he now needs a change and needs to come back down.

"And I would like to add that in relation to everything he has done for the club, in relation to what he has built and what he has won, he is legitimate enough to decide for himself when he will retire. He has the right to take that decision himself". "If there really is someone who loves this club and wants this club to succeed, it's Arsene".

"Then we can discuss how the team plays or something else, but I find that the criticisms that fall on Arsene on a personal level are hard to accept".

"Because I know he is suffering enormously with the current results, more than hearing what his former players have to say".

"It may have been becoming a coach myself that makes me feel differently".

Wenger's season now rests on the Europa League and they are well placed after winning their first leg game in Milan 2-0 last week.

The Sun is reporting that the Juventus manager is ready to step in and take over at The Emirates after telling friends that he is keen on the Arsenal job should it become available.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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