Why Arsene Wenger will love Liverpool’s appointment of Jurgen Klopp

The 48-year-old's appointment at Anfield will please the Gunners boss.

For many years, Arsenal fans may have viewed Jurgen Klopp as their ideal successor to Arsene Wenger.

The German has a similar commitment to entertainment value and appears to be one for sticking around - certainly building a team as opposed to buying a whole new one over a summer transfer window.

And, while he was a free agent, there was always the possibility of him doing just that: succeeding Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

Now that Klopp has moved to Liverpool, though, there is a resemblance of Luis Suarez. Leaving Liverpool for Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich? Maybe. Probably not for Arsenal, however.

That’ll make Wenger a happy man. The pressure on the Frenchman will always be that little bit decreased now. Whenever those who want Wenger out of Arsenal express their views, they’ll be asked who on Earth is a better replacement - and they will no longer be able to freely say Klopp (who was touted by my fans even when he was at Borussia Dortmund).

For those who have lost faith in Wenger, of course, a 3-0 win against a poor Manchester United side would have done little to convince them otherwise. It was a fantastic win, with the Gunners rampant against Louis van Gaal’s men. Yet, just days before, Arsenal found themselves subjected to another embarrassing home defeat in the Champions League.

That’s what you’ll get with Wenger. Inconsistency. And it'll never change because the days when you could approach every game by simply playing good football to win - with no tactical variance or regard for every detail concerning the opponent - are gone.

Arsenal fans will have to get used to the Frenchman, though. Because, with Klopp now at Liverpool, there are very few coaches in world football you could name as an ideal replacement for Wenger. He’ll love that.

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