Report: Leicester Will Not Block Rodgers Leaving For Arsenal

Leicester City will allow manager Brendan Rodgers to leave them and join Arsenal if the Gunners are able to satisfy their compensation demands, according to a report which was published by The Telegraph.

The Gunners sacked Unai Emery last week following their disastrous start to the season. A number of managers including Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino and Max Allegri have been linked with the job.

Former Gunners star, Freddie Ljunberg is set to lead the side on a temporary basis until a permanent manager is found. It is believed that the club could just end up appointing the Swede on a permanent basis should he manage to exceed expectations during his temporary stint leading the club.

Emery’s sacking was not surprising

The Gunners did not see any noticeable growth after Emery was employed to lead the club during the summer of 2018 after having succeeded Arsene Wenger. He failed to guide the club back to the Champions League last season after they finished fifth. The club also looks unlikely to qualify for next seasons Champions League and this could lead to some of their key players such as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang considering moves away from the club at the end of the season.

Rodgers would be downgrading by leaving Leicester

After being appointed as Foxes boss in February, Rodgers has done exciting work at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes are definitely in contention to finish in the top four this season with many even feeling that the current Leicester side are stronger than their side which managed to win the league during the 2015/16 campaign. Rodgers is currently in a stable environment and by joining the Gunners, he would be moving to an environment which is not stable.

Leaving Leicester despite having only recently joined them may also negatively impact on his reputation.

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