Sky Sports pundit explains why Jurgen Klopp is perfect for Arsenal

Jürgen Klopp laughing

Former Arsenal man Paul Merson believes the Gunners have a massive decision to make this summer.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson claims in his blog for the Daily Start that departing Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp would be perfect for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger’s replacement.

The German coach announced during the week that he will be leaving Dortmund at the end of the season, prompting plenty of questions in the media regarding his next career move.

It is common knowledge that Klopp is a big fan of the Premier League, and it’s safe to say that the feeling is mutual as Paul Merson talks up the idea of him moving to the Emirates Stadium.

“He’s a good manager and they don’t become available that often. That’s why Arsenal have a massive decision to make this summer,” Merson explains.

“I’m not saying sack Arsene Wenger, but they need to look at the all-round picture. I hear people say they are two signings away from winning the title, but they have been two signings away for years.

“I like everything about Klopp. The way he talks, his honesty. His teams play good football as well, and I think he’d be a perfect fit at Arsenal.

“I’m sure Manchester City are also interested, but they’re not right for him. If Arsenal got him, he would bring Marco Reus or Mats Hummels with him, too, which would be great for the club.”

Should Arsenal move Arsene Wenger aside and appoint Jurgen Klopp?

Jurgen Klopp’s decision to leave at the end of the season will undoubtedly get a number of clubs thinking, but in Arsenal’s case it’s arguably a year too late.

Following Arsene Wenger’s FA Cup triumph and top four finish last season, it was then the perfect moment for the Frenchman to step aside and allow a talented young coach to take over.

Now, however, it’s all wrong. The Gunners have progressed so much since the turn of the year that the Premier League title is realistic target for 2015/16.

Wenger deserves at least one more title crack, and it could be their best chance of bringing the crown back to North London in a number of years.

Klopp is unquestionably a top coach, and thinking long-term he would be a sound choice.

However, it’s not a foregone conclusion that he would be a success in the Premier League and given the North Londoners’ current position, is it really worth the risk?

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