EPL: Brendan Rodgers speaks on replacing Wenger as Arsenal manager

Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers, has dismissed suggestions he will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Wenger’s position at the Emirates, will be reportedly reviewed at the end of this season, with many reports claiming his 22-year stint at the club will come to a close.

Rodgers is one of the many names already linked with the position.

“Arsenal is a great club with a great manager. People will look at it and see that I went to Liverpool, they were struggling for five seasons for Champions League football and I was able to get them back [into the competition].

“When I came to Celtic, they hadn’t been in the Champions League for three seasons and I got them back, so maybe people are thinking, ‘OK, Arsenal have been out of the Champions League and that is maybe the equation for someone like myself.’

“However, I’m loving my life up here. I’m not going to be here forever but I’m living in a dream – although dreams always come to an end at some point, that’s for sure. I’m always relaxed about speculation and whatnot but my focus is only on Celtic,” Rodgers told reporters on Saturday.

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Rodgers coached in the Premier League with Swansea City in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, before moving to Liverpool, where he was sacked in October 2015 two months into his fourth season.

“It’s a fantastic club, Arsenal, but they have a great manager. Unfortunately, the criticism Arsene takes is now the way in the modern game, modern football. That’s unfortunate because he has done so much for the British game.

“He came in 20-odd years ago and revolutionised the game. And it’s sometimes disappointing and sad for another manager to see someone of that quality and who is held in such esteem have to go through that,” he added.

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