The talkSPORT host remarked on the Gunners’ trophy prospects after Darren Gough implied that manager Mauricio Pochettino will want to go to a club where he can lift silverware quickly after leaving Tottenham.
Durham stated that the Gunners should try to appoint Pochettino as the club’s next manager but did admit the Argentinian may not want the job due to his connections to Spurs.
“Arsenal have the potential to win trophies as they got to a final last year,” said Durham on talkSPORT, as seen in a clip on the station’s Twitter account.
“They regularly won the FA Cup under Wenger, they’ve gone backwards since then by the way, so the question for me is…yes they should go for Pochettino but would he take that job?
“Or will he fall back on this emotional/sentimental rubbish that I can’t possibly do that as I managed Spurs.”
Should Arsenal approach Pochettino?
Unai Emery hasn’t even been sacked yet but pundits everywhere are already revealing who they want to be the next manager of Arsenal, and it is a little disrespectful.
However, if you ignore that, then Durham actually makes a lot of sense by suggesting the Gunners should try to appoint Pochettino as manager.
The 47-year-old achieved remarkable and unbelievable things with Spurs, including guiding them to a Champions League final, despite not always having a lot of money to spend on signing new players.
So it’s easy to imagine him being able to work wonders at the Emirates.
Also, Pochettino would be able to make a fast start to life at the Gunners as not only does he know the area, so won’t take long to settle it, but his record in the Premier League speaks for itself.
The ex-Spurs boss has been in charge of 256 Premier League matches, across his time at Southampton and Spurs, and impressively won 132 of them. (Source: Premier League)
Pochettino is also not afraid to encourage exciting attacking football, as in those 256 games, his sides have managed to score 445 goals.
So that means fans would quickly take to him despite his Spurs history.