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Liverpool great Fowler can see Rodgers taking Arsenal job

Liverpool great Robbie Fowler can understand Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers being on Arsenal's radar.

Indeed, Fowler has backed Rodgers to take over at Arsenal.

He told the Mirror: “It doesn't surprise me Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the Arsenal job. I'd be dumbfounded if he wasn't.

Arsenal need a manager who can build a squad over a number of years, and take them to a stronger position. Like Jurgen Klopp has done at Liverpool. Like Rodgers did there for a time, and he's doing at Leicester.

“Which is why I think he's a natural to be linked with Arsenal now.

“They could go for a quick fix - the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, a top-class manager and brilliant tactician who could sort out this team.

“But he's not long-term, he'd be there a couple of years max. And I think he's a continental manager, not a ­Premier League one, with the personality required.

“Rodgers has that personality, the ­enthusiasm, and ability to build in the longer term and that's why he'd be the best choice for them."

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