Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton has claimed that Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has hardly ruled out the possibility of replacing Unai Emery at Arsenal amid speculation linking him with the vacancy in North London.
Arsenal sacked Emery on Friday and Sky Sports have since reported that former Celtic and Liverpool boss Rodgers is one of five managers on the shortlist to succeed the Frenchman in the Emirates hotseat.
Rodgers responded to the speculation when asked about it in a press conference on Friday, with the Metro quoting him as saying: “It’s natural that there are links.
“If you are doing okay people want to take you away from something you enjoy. If you’re not, it doesn’t matter.”
Sutton has since taken to his personal Twitter account to point out that Rodgers did not rule out the possibility of being the next Arsenal manager.
The former striker said: “Brendan not really ruling out Arsenal… he wouldn’t would he?”
Brendan not really ruling out Arsenal… he wouldn’t would he??
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 29, 2019
What do we think?
Sutton was highly critical of Rodgers earlier this year when he quit his job at Celtic to become the new Leicester manager.
Rodgers was on the verge of winning a third domestic treble in a row with the Scottish titans but opted to return to England after the Foxes sacked Claude Puel.
Since then, Rodgers has done brilliantly at the King Power and has them in a position where they are among the favourites to qualify for the Champions League.
It would say a lot about the man’s loyalty if he does quit Leicester to head to Arsenal but it would be a great opportunity for the Northern Irishman if the Gunners do come knocking.