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Arsenal consider Brendan Rodgers as potential new manager

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Arsenal, currently in the process of drawing up a shortlist of potential successors for Arsene Wenger, have identified Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as a possible candidate.

The Northern Irishman has impressed Gunners’ chiefs thanks to his fine work with Swansea City and now Liverpool, who are in contention to win their first domestic league title since 1990. However, Rodgers is just one option being considered by the north London outfit, who are making contingency plans for when their veteran French coach decides to leave the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but reports suggest that the 64-year-old has agreed in principle to stay with the Gunners beyond the current campaign, despite rumours to the contrary. Following Saturday’s humiliating 6-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge - in what was Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge of the club - there were suggestions that the long-serving boss was considering his future at the club.

As well as the impressive Rodgers, who turned 41 in January, Arsenal will also consider his Merseyside rival Roberto Martinez, whose fine work at Everton has not gone unnoticed either, according to the Metro. The Spaniard is widely-regarded as one of Europe’s most promising young coaches and is even being monitored by Barcelona as a potential replacement for Gerardo Martino, if they Argentinian leaves the Camp Nou this summer.

Another name on the list is that of Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, who would be on the shortlist of every single one of Europe’s top clubs looking for a new world-class coach thanks to his exploits at Signal Iduna Park.

Meanwhile, Wenger’s assistant manager Steve Bould is also being considered as a potential option.

Arsenal fans: who should succeed Wenger at the Emirates Stadium? Klopp, Rodgers, Martinez, Bould - or someone else? Have your say in the comments section below!

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