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Paul Merson believes Brendan Rodgers should leave Leicester to join Arsenal

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Paul Merson believes Brendan Rodgers should leave Leicester to join Arsenal

Merson says Rodgers should look at the long-term picture.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers should leave the King Power Stadium to take up the vacant manager’s job at the Emirates Stadium.

The Mirror recently reported that the Gunners were keen on the former Liverpool boss and Merson told Sky Sports that he should make the move.

He said: “He [Rodgers] is happy and Leicester are the best team in the league at the moment. Do not look at the next six months though, you have to look at the all-round picture and the next five years.

“[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.”

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TBR’s View – Rodgers says it best himself

As quoted by the BBC, Rodgers said: “Why would I want to leave Leicester City at this time? I am very happy so would have no need to look elsewhere.”

Being set up in the right way behind the scenes is so important in the modern game and that’s what Leicester are getting right at this moment in time.

They have a young, exciting squad – better than Arsenal’s in many areas – and a recruitment team which gets it right more often than not.

Arsenal don’t have that, so Rodgers would be under more pressure, with less tools with which to succeed in north London. Leicester have a real chance of making the Champions League. Why would Rodgers pass that up mid-season to try and turn Arsenal around?

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