Former Arsenal footballer Paul Merson believes Brendan Rodgers will accept the vacant managerial position at Arsenal if it were to be offered to him.

Rodgers, the current manager of Leicester City, has his side flying at the moment. The Foxes sit second in the Premier League and are eight points behind league leaders Liverpool.

Despite the success Rodgers is having at the King Power Stadium, Merson believes the former Liverpool manager would not be able to turn down the Arsenal job if it were to be offered to him.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 05, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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“He [Rodgers] is happy and Leicester are the best team in the league at the moment. Do not look at the next six months though, you have to look at the all-round picture and the next five years,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“This [Arsenal] is a big, big football club. He has managed Liverpool, but Arsenal are one of the top 10 clubs in Europe and in my opinion, I think he does [take the job]. Do not let the points gap between them now cloud your judgement.”

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