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Report: Brendan Rodgers a prime contender if Arsenal sack Mikel Arteta

Brendan Rodgers is likely to be a prime contender for the Arsenal job should the Gunners decide to sack Mikel Arteta, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Arteta is coming under more pressure than at any other point in his tenure at the Emirates. Their abject performance in the Europa League semi-final ensured that there would be little light at the end of the tunnel for supporters this season.

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The Daily Mail reports that Arteta expects to keep his job. However, the same report has suggested a handful of names set to be in contention for the post if a change is made.

The Mail claims that Ralf Rangnick and Rafa Benitez will be candidates. And it is suggested that Rodgers would be the leading contender – though there would be doubts over whether he would leave Leicester City.

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TBR View: Arteta’s hopes of staying may be boosted by fears over what’s next for Gunners

As things stand, it is difficult to see Rodgers leaving the King Power Stadium for the Gunners. Leicester remain in the top four in the Premier League.

Arsenal meanwhile, seem to have a lot of work to do before they are back to anything like that level.

It should be a huge opportunity for anyone who came in. But their decline has arguably meant that a lot of the appeal of the post has gone.

And perhaps, it may be the concerns over attracting the right candidate that boosts Arteta’s chances of remaining in North London.

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