Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp has told Arsenal fans to be careful what they wish for with regards to Arsene Wenger’s future.
Redknapp has become the latest to give his thoughts on the banner which was displayed ruing the game against West Brom, which called for the Frenchman to put an end to his time at the North London club.
The name being tipped to replace Wenger is Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp and Redknapp has been damning in his assessment of the situation.
“Arsenal fans unfurled a banner at West Brom saying Arsene Wenger’s time is up. They should be careful what they wish for,” wrote Redknapp for the Daily Mail.
“People point to Jurgen Klopp as Wenger’s heir, but they need to be pointed towards the Bundesliga table - Klopp says he wants to manage in England one day. At the minute he should just concentrate on keeping his job in Germany.”
Wenger has been forced to endure pressure and criticism from fans ever since the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City overtook the Gunners to become more realistic and more consistent Premier League title challengers.
Wenger has dispelled one myth over the last couple of years, the one that he doesn’t spend money, but one FA Cup since 2005 is a silverware tally which several fans simply don’t deem good enough.
Whether Klopp should be the man to replace him is a point not worth debating until Wenger has resigned and Klopp has either been fired or has walked away from BVB.
However, his Dortmund side have been badly hit by injuries and have been forced to watch their best players join Bayern Munich over the last couple of seasons, which has made them weaker and their arch rivals stronger.
Klopp is an extremely talented coach and well suited to Arsenal in many ways but it seems if he’s going to coach Arsenal, it won’t happen until the future with Wenger unlikely to turn his back on the club after only just signing a three-year extension at the start of last summer.