Speaking recently on the Football Writers Podcast, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan questioned whether Arsenal could consider approaching Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers should they sack Mikel Arteta.
However, to say these cup wins were a false dawn would be a rather large understatement, as after 12 games of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, the Spaniard’s side currently sit in 15th place in the table, having won four, drawn one and lost seven of their league fixtures, scoring just 10 goals in the process.
Because of these poor results, Arteta’s position as Arsenal boss is said to be increasingly under pressure, and speaking on a recent episode of the Football Writers Podcast, Jarrett-Bryan put the idea forward that the north London club could think about appointing Rodgers if they decide to move in a different direction away from their former midfielder.
He said: “This may be cheeky, but I wonder if Arsenal – if they do sack Arteta – start linking themselves with Brendan Rodgers.
“There is that question – people say to me, ‘Well, why would he leave Leicester to go to Arsenal?’ And I think it’s a legitimate question. I think Arsenal are at that point now where it’s not a given.
“Maybe Rodgers is happy with what he’s got there at Leicester and his job is, in his mind, to make Leicester a certified top four – worst-case top-six team – that can go far in Europe.”
TIF Thoughts on Jordan Jarrett-Bryan’s comments regarding Brendan Rodgers…
Considering that Rodgers does have experience managing one of the so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League in Liverpool, as well as championship-winning experience at Celtic in addition to the fact he guided Leicester to a fifth-place finish last season, in our opinion, the 47-year-old would by no means be a bad appointment for the Gunners if they do eventually part with Arteta.