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Arsenal fan Piers Morgan wants this manager to replace Wenger

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has called upon the Emirates Stadium side to sack Arsene Wenger following their shock home Champions League defeat to Olympiakos according to the Daily Mirror.

The TV host and former journalist believes Jurgen Klopp is the ideal man to replace Wenger and believes that the French boss has outstayed his welcome following an extended period during which the North London side have failed to challenge for major honours.

“That is the worst performance I have seen by Arsenal in Europe in Wenger’s entire tenure.

“It is a case of the chickens coming home to roost. I have persistently said that I see no evidence of this progress, of this great leap forward, that we are supposedly making all the time. I point to last night as to what I am talking about.

“It was a diabolical performance against a team that have played 12 teams in England and have never won. They have been thrashed in almost every game they have played in England. They have scored three goals in 12 games in England and conceded 37. Last night, they basically hammered us.

“Wenger always has a great excuse, whether it is the stadium, his spending, the board, the weather. Whatever it is, there is always some excuse that doesn’t involve Arsene Wenger. Well last night the excuses ended. It is him.”

“In the last couple of years alone, we have conceded three goals at home to Olympiacos, Monaco and Anderlecht. Any other big European club manager would be long gone just for that.

“How many more calamities can Wenger perpetrate on this club before the penny drops!” Morgan added.

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The defeat to Olympiakos leaves Arsenal with a mountain to climb, this loss coming after they also fell to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener, with back to back matches against all conquering Bayern Munich to come next.

On the subject of a replacement for Wenger Morgan went on to wax lyrical about Klopp;

“Firstly, he is available. Secondly, we understand he is itching to get back in the game.

“Thirdly, Liverpool are likely to part company with Brendan Rodgers and he might be tempted by a club of that stature.

“If you look at what Jurgen Klopp did at Dortmund, he completely transformed that team from a very mediocre German side into one that beat Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga twice.

“This is a guy who is twenty years younger than Wenger who is absolutely ravenous for success with a new club.

“He loves attacking football, so Arsenal fans wouldn’t be deprived of attacking football, but he would make our defence a granite-like defence.”

48-year-old German Klopp left Borussia Dortmund over the summer and may well be up for the task of replacing Arsene Wenger were the Arsenal manager part company with the Premier League side.

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