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Arsenal to miss out on Brendan Rodgers?

Arsenal to miss out on Brendan Rodgers?
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Arsenal are reportedly set to miss out on primary managerial target Brendan Rodgers.

Arsenal will reportedly miss out on Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as the club looks for Unai Emery's replacement.

The club had pinpointed Rodgers, whose Leicester side are second in the Premier League table, as a primary target for the vacant managerial role.

It is claimed that the former Liverpool manager has a clause in his contract which demands Arsenal to pay a £14m compensation fee to Leicester if they were to bring him to the Emirates.

According to The Mirror, the Gunners believe that the timing is wrong to secure Rodgers, who has recently stated his commitment to remaining at the King Power stadium.

It has been suggested that Arsenal's two main candidates for the role are Freddie Ljungberg and Mikel Arteta, with the North London club unable to hire more high-profile coaches due to budgetary restrictions.

Carlo Ancelotti, Massimiliano Allegri, Nuno Espirito Santo and even former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino have been linked with the job.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Leicester CityLeicester1511223592635
3Manchester CityMan City15102343172632
4Chelsea159243021929
5Wolverhampton WanderersWolves155822117423
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd155642318521
7Crystal Palace156361418-421
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs155552523220
9Arsenal154832122-120
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd154741715219
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle155461522-719
12Burnley155372124-318
13Bournemouth154471821-316
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton154471722-516
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham154471725-816
16Aston Villa154382224-215
17Southampton154381733-1615
18Everton154291627-1114
19Norwich CityNorwich1532101632-1611
20Watford15159930-218

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