We all know that the English press will over-hype and overrate anybody once they decide they like them. The English Premier League isn’t in a great place right now, so some of the smaller sides are getting some attention.
Man City and Liverpool are miles ahead of everyone else, while teams like Man United, Arsenal and Spurs are all having huge problems and can’t seem to get going at all.
Ordinarily having Leicester pushing the top four at this time of year would be a massive achievement. Brendan Rodgers has his team playing well, but there’s nothing to suggest he wouldn’t crash and burn at a top club exactly the same way he did at Liverpool.
Despite all of this, a story in The Sun has tried to claim Arsenal see him as some sort of saviour. In all fairness, Unai Emery is having a nightmare at The Emirates so some kind of change is needed.
The story goes on to quote Paul Merson as saying Arsenal should push the boat out to bring Rodgers in. They all seem to forget his teams do well before collapsing in his second season, but that doesn’t stop them trying to convince themselves that their league is superior to everything.
It would give Rodgers a chance to try and prove those doubters wrong, but it would also see him finally get reunited with one of his former Celtic players. It does feel like he’s been desperate to take some of Neil Lennon’s squad down south with him.
The Sun reported in the Summer that Leicester failed in a deadline day move for Callum McGregor, while The Daily Record continues to try and link him with Kristoffer Ajer. There was also a report from HITC to say he was looking at James Forrest, so at least a move to Arsenal would finally see him get to work with one of the players who helped to rebuild his reputation.
Kieran Tierney has impressed at Arsenal since returning from injury, and looks like he could go on to be a fan’s favourite. It remains to be seen if he’s as keen to team up with his former gaffer.