Arsenal are reportedly in pursuit of Leicester’s Brendan Rogers after sacking Unai Emery last week.
Most believe the pursuit will end in failure after a miserable start to the campaign.
Emery was relieved of his duties last week with a record of just four league wins since the start of the season and Freddie Ljungberg has stepped in as interim head coach for the time being.
The Swede was upbeat about Arsenal’s performance following their 2-2 draw with Norwich and claimed he witnessed several ‘positive things’ at Carrow Road, but many of the same mistakes that cost Emery his job were repeated on Sunday afternoon. While Ljungberg is among the candidates to be appointed on a permanent basis, it’s likely an external candidate will be brought in to steer the side out of the hole they find themselves in.
According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, established managers such Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino are firmly on Arsenal’s radar and have been for some time, despite the club having every confidence in Ljungberg.
The report claims Arsenal have made ‘tentative enquiries’ for Rodgers but the response has been negative, with the 46-year-old determined to see out his project at Leicester.
Rodgers has been a revelation since replacing Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes sit second in league with a realistic shot at securing Champions League football following their dramatic victory over Everton.