BBC pundit urges Arsenal to ‘make phone call’ for ex-Liverpool man
BBC pundit and former Premier League footballer Andy Townsend has shared how he believes the Gunners can turn the head of Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers in their search for a new manager.
The Gunners have been in woeful form in recent months and that has resulted in the sacking of Unai Emery, who had been hired just over a year ago as the man to take over from Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal were one of the few clubs in England to keep faith in one manager for a long time but that has suddenly changed with the club now in search of a new man to take charge of the team.
Following the exit of Unai Emery last Friday, various names have been thrown into the hat as possible replacements for the Spaniard but one name sticks out the most and that is Brendan Rodgers.
For BBC pundit Andy Townsend, the Gunners now have to make a phone call with an affordable yet convincing offer to sign the former Liverpool boss and end his successful spell at Leicester City.
“If Arsenal make the phone call and offer whatever that buy-out clause is, £15-£20m, that’s nothing to Arsenal. That sort of money they should find in a heartbeat,” Townsend said, as per BBC
“They would spend it on a player and throw it away in 10 games. They spent £72m on Pepe and he does not get a game. To spend £25m on Brendan Rodgers, if he is the one they want then why wait?
“We’ve all enjoyed the Leicester story. It has been one of incredible highs and they are a great watch but they’re not on the same level globally as Arsenal are – to be back at Arsenal would be him back up among the elite.”