The Gunners parted ways with Unai Emery earlier this week, and Merson has made it clear who he would like to see land the job at the Emirates.
Writing in a column for the Daily Star, he said: “I’m all for [Brendan] Rodgers getting the job.
“He’s a proven coach.
“He improves players – and these players need to be improved!”
Would Rodgers be a good fit for Arsenal?
If there were any doubts about Brendan Rodgers’ qualities as a coach, they have surely been dispelled during his current spell at Leicester City.
The Foxes are flying, and shouldn’t be ruled out as potential title contenders at this stage of the season. They may be some way behind Liverpool, but if Manchester City are being spoken about as still in the hunt, why shouldn’t Rodgers’ men as well?
Beyond that, Leicester currently have four players in Whoscored’s top 10 in the Premier League, and you can’t help feeling that Rodgers and his coaching has played some part in that.
On a personal level, Rodgers won a stunning seven trophies in three years at Celtic, and his points per game of 2.12 at Leicester, as per Transfermarkt, is hugely impressive.
Whether he would abandon that project for the Gunners is another matter entirely, but certainly, he would be a wonderful appointment if by some miracle they could land him.