Arsene Wenger announced last Friday that he will retire at the end of the season in what would see the Frenchman’s 22-year reign as Arsenal manager brought to an end.
Prior and after the announcement, a whole host of top manager across Europe have been tipped to take over the Frenchman’s position at the Emirates.
Brendan Rodgers, who is currently the manager of Scottish giants Celtic, has been touted as the most possible candidate to replace Wenger.
And claims have emerged this morning revealing the Northern Irishman has travelled into London, leading to increased speculation of him taking over Wenger.
A Twitter user posted the picture below showing a suited and booted Rodgers on a train on its way to the capital.
The Twitter user tweeted along with the picture:
“I’ve just been stood next to Brendan Rodgers on a train into London!”
“Make of that what you will! Emirates bound?”
However, after careful looking at the picture, it has emerged that the picture of Rodgers in question was in fact taken back in 2015, shortly after the former Liverpool boss was sacked by his former employees.
One supporter took the picture of him in standard class as a chance to fire a shot at him, asking:
“Saving money for that hair transplant is he?”
Another quipped: “He must have been on it all night… still wearing his gear from the Celtic POTY awards last night.”
Speaking over the weekend, Rodgers dismissed talk that he could swap Celtic for Arsenal in the summer.
“There’s nothing really in it,” he said. “I’m enjoying my position here.
“In modern football now there’s speculation around players and managers.
“Of course, when someone of [Wenger’s] standing decides that he’s going to move on then, of course, speculation begins straight away.
“I’ve got three years left on my contract after this year and I’m loving every minute of being at Celtic, from a professional perspective, but also my life up here.
“I’ve got numbers of years left as a manager – I’m 45 but probably look a lot older. I’m enjoying my position here and it’s a huge privilege for me to manage Celtic. It’s a huge club, with pressure. That’s all I concentrate on.”
Rodgers’ comments came after Celtic shareholder Dermot Desmond had suggested the club would not stand in his way if Arsenal came calling.
“I’m glad he’s the favourite,” he said.
“He’s an outstanding person. We wouldn’t want him to leave but we won’t force him to stay.
“Hopefully his love for the club and the set-up here will induce him to stay.
“I don’t think you can put handcuffs on anybody if they want to go to a club as good as Arsenal. It will be Brendan’s decision and his decision only.”