Brendan Rodgers would bring winning mentality to Arsenal, says former striker Kevin Campbell
Last Updated: 07/05/18 11:58am
Brendan Rodgers' winning mentality at Celtic makes him a strong candidate to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, according to Kevin Campbell.
Rodgers guided Celtic to a seventh-straight Scottish Premiership title, and his second since taking charge, after beating Rangers 5-0 on April 29.
And former Arsenal striker Campbell believes the ex-Liverpool boss, who has won five trophies in two seasons at Celtic, has the credentials to take charge at the Emirates.
"I wouldn't turn my nose up at Brendan Rodgers. I know a lot of Arsenal fans wouldn't want Rodgers in, but he has learned from his mistakes at Liverpool," Campbell told Premier League Daily.
"He has gone on to Celtic and done fantastic with them. Now he knows how to win. I don't think he would be a bad appointment if he was brought in."
Wenger's 22-year reign will ultimately end without silverware in his final season after Arsenal succumbed to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals.
The task of Wenger's successor will be to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League, and while the Frenchman is confident the club can go on to win a first league title since 2004, he will not assist in finding his own replacement.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is the current favourite for the Arsenal job, and Campbell backed the Italian to sort out their defensive problems.
Asked who would be the right coach to replace Wenger, Campbell said: "I think Allegri. He's someone who knows defensive football as well as attacking. His teams are very good when they lose the ball. I think he's favourite.
"I like Luis Enrique too, but apparently there might be issues over wages."