Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal is in a hang after the club’s successive humiliating defeats against English Premier Leaders Manchester City. After getting dumped out of the final of the Carabao Cup, Arsenal failed to catch up and succumbed to yet another shambolic defeat with the same scoreline of 3-0 against Pep Guardiola’s side. Amid rife rumours that Wenger’s time at the Emirates is nearing its end, former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has thrown himself open for the top job. The Celtic boss has claimed that he can replace the veteran French manager at Arsenal but is happy with life in Scotland.
While remaining committed to Celtic, Rodgers believes his Champions League pedigree can see him take over the reins from Arsene Wenger. Two crushing defeats at the hands of City have left the Arsenals fans demanding the sacking of Wenger, who has been at the London club for the past 20 years. If the Arsenal administration considers terminating Wenger’s contract a year before his current active deal, Rodgers feels he won’t be surprised if asked to lead the Gunners and make a trip back to England. According to the Celtic boss, he holds a great reputation of getting his teams into the Champions League and having done so with Liverpool and Celtic, he might get a call from the Emirates.
“Arsenal is a great club with a great manager. People will look at it and see that [when] I went to Liverpool, they were struggling for five seasons for Champions League football and I was able to get them back. When I came to Celtic, they hadn’t been in the Champions League for three seasons and I got them back. So maybe people are thinking, OK, Arsenal have been out of the Champions League and that is maybe the equation for someone like myself,” Rodgers told the Times.