Jurgen Klopp has announced that he will be terminating his contract with Borussia Dortmund this summer, and Arsenal were quick to announce that he would under no circumstances be replacing Arsene Wenger come the end of the season, according to The Telegraph.
The Frenchman has split opinion in recent years, with his failure to produce trophies on a consistent basis seeing plenty calling for his head. He is unquestionably doing a fantastic job at the moment however, and the current Arsenal side are arguably better than any we have seen for nearly a decade.
We are second in the Premier League, with some even suggesting that we can still snatch the title from Chelsea’s grasp (via The Telegraph). We are also in the semi-final of the FA Cup, and are favourites to lift the trophy for the second year running, according to Odds Checker.
To wrestle the Premier League away from Jose Mourinho’s side would be an impressive feat, and something we are unlikely to manage given their current lead. A second place finish and retaining the FA Cup would still prove an extremely successful season however, and to replace Wenger after that would seem ludicrous.
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Klopp would no doubt prove a solid replacement for the Frenchman, and – this season aside – the work he’s done at Dortmund is nothing short of phenomenal. It isn’t the right time to bring him in now though, and Wenger is likely to carry on his tenure at the Emirates for at least another season or two.
Wenger still seems capable of getting the best out of his players, with the likes of Mesut Özil, Olivier Giroud, and Francis Coquelin playing some of the best football of their careers. The Telegraph report that Arsenal still have complete faith in the manager, and claim he “is as committed, focused and driven as ever.”