After the Carabao Cup final defeat to Man City, the pressure on Arsene Wenger is growing, and this evening all the major newspapers have published stories about potential replacements for the Frenchman should he go this summer.
The Mirror, Telegraph and Mail have all gone with more or less the same list of names with Leonardo Jardim, Joachim Low and former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers apparently on the club’s shortlist.
Whatever about the first two, the idea of Rodgers taking over is one which fills Arseblog News with dread, with his shark’s teeth and him basically being football’s David Brent and that.
The Telegraph also report that former skipper Mikel Arteta, currently with Pep Guardiola at Man City, is also being considered, and while we love that Lego-haired hunk, it’d be a bit of a risk given his lack of managerial experience.
What is clear is that when the club – and there is no other source for these names – start briefing the press in this way, it’s a sign that change is being seriously contemplated.
Maybe they’re reacting to the outcry over the final, or even the current run of form which has seen us lose 6 games so far in 2018, but there’s definitely something stirring.
You could question the board/chief executive’s methods when it comes to how this information is being put out there, but it looks as if we’re preparing for life without Arsene.
Honestly though, if they appoint Rodgers I’ll give it all up and go work in a bar somewhere, slinging drinks and remembering the good times. I’d rather give the job to Buck Rodgers and his crap robot friend than that wankpot.