BRENDAN RODGERS’ Leicester side are flying high in the Premier League which has seen him continually linked with the vacant Arsenal job.
The Northern Irishman has repeatedly played down the links but has stopped short of categorically ruling himself out.
And although the two sides’ League form is worlds apart right now, a look at other stats could be giving the 46-year-old a bigger dilemma than he is letting on.
Leicester sit second in the League while the Gunners are floundering in eighth – manager-less having sacked Unai Emery on Friday.
Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has taken temporary charge and drew 2-2 at Norwich in his first game in charge on Sunday.
But the North Londoners are on the hunt for a permanent boss and Rodgers is high on their 12-man wanted list.
However, when asked about the speculation ahead of Leicester’s game with Watford on Wednesday, Rodgers claimed it would not be “logical” to move NOW.
He said: “The message is clear.
“I’ll probably get asked again until they appoint someone, but it’s very simple – I’m very happy here.
“I made a choice nine months ago to come here for a purpose.
“That was very clear in that I wanted to help this club move forward out of where it was when I came in, and looking to lead it forward with a group I feel has huge potential. Why would I want to move from that?
“And I think logic would tell you – and I know that sometimes in your world it’s not always logical this gossip and speculation – but why would I want to leave Leicester City at this moment in time?”
Despite Rodgers‘ cool demeanour, stats suggest the gulf between the two clubs elsewhere might be giving Rodgers more to think about.
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is almost twice as big as Leicester’s King Power – 60,000 to 32,000.
Gunners’ owner Stan Kroenke is also worth more than Leicester’s Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha – £6.8billion to £4.6bn.
Arsenal’s 53m social media followers across Facebook and Twitter massively dwarf the Foxes’ 8.1m.
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And the squad values are equally skewed with Arsenal’s being worth £621m compared to Leicester’s £369m.
The North Londoners’ history also suggests they are the bigger outfit.
They have won an impressive 13 titles and the same amount of FA Cups while Leicester have only won one – the 2015/16 Premier League.
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