Paul Merson tells Arsenal to replace Unai Emery with Brendan Rodgers and give Leicester City boss ‘five-year contract’

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Gunners hero Paul Merson has mocked Emery and hailed Rodgers (Picture: Getty)‘Emery is struggling and with a trip to Leicester on Saturday, he will do well to keep hold of his job if that goes against him.‘The gap is already six points to fourth and Arsenal are in a situation where they can realistically only afford to lose two more game this season to keep pace with the teams ahead of them.‘And, to make matters worse, the fans are turning, they are booing, making decisions and chanting ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’. Advertisement Emery speaks to press after Arsenal draw 1-1 with Wolves at homeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:06FullscreenEmery speaks to press after Arsenal draw 1-1 with Wolves at home is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘That’s not good, especially ahead of the two-week international break, a break in which Emery’s position will be under threat if they fall to the Foxes.’Merson added: ‘Leicester have been outstanding. They have an unbelievable manager. Brendan Rodgers has improved every single player at his disposal.‘He’s getting a tune out of every single player, it’s incredible. If they beat Arsenal on Saturday, they will be in the driving seat for the top four.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Rodgers has done so well that Leicester have a job on their hands keeping hold of him.‘If I were Arsenal, I’d be breaking the bank to get him, give him a five-year contract and sit back and watch him transform the club.’Emery replaced legendary manager Arsene Wenger at Arsenal last year.MORE: Arsenal told they should have signed Man Utd star instead of Nicolas Pepe Brendan Rodgers could emerge as a target for Arsenal if Emery leaves (Picture: Getty)Merson believes Emery could be sacked if Arsenal lose to the Foxes next weekend and says Rodgers is the ideal candidate to take over in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners hero has urged his former club to ‘break the bank’ for Rodgers and hand the former Liverpool manager a ‘five-year contract’.He told Sky Sports: ‘I read somewhere that Unai Emery was pleased with how Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Wolves panned out from a tactical perspective.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If letting Wolves have 24 shots on goal was what he wanted, then yes, it went to plan.‘But when you consider that was the most shots Arsenal have faced in a Premier League game since moving to the Emirates, I doubt whether that was his intention.‘That came after Arsenal conceded 31 shots away at Watford, who are rock bottom of the Premier League. That is some doing. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Nov 2019 1:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Time is running out for Unai Emery at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to replace Unai Emery with Brendan Rodgers and says the Leicester City manager can ‘transform the club’.Emery is under immense pressure at the Emirates, with his Arsenal team winning just one of their last five Premier League matches to slip to fifth in the table.Arsenal are currently six points behind third-placed Leicester, who have enjoyed a sensational start to the campaign under Rodgers, who arrived at the King Power earlier in the year. Paul Merson tells Arsenal to replace Unai Emery with Brendan Rodgers and give Leicester City boss ‘five-year contract’last_img

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