In the Arsenal boardroom, a question-and-answer session along these lines needs to be had between now and the end of the season.
‘Where are we? We are average.
‘Where do we want to be? We want to be elite.
‘How do we bridge the gap to get there? We hire Brendan Rodgers.’
The Leicester boss would be a much better fit for Arsenal than Mikel Arteta.
In fact, he’d be the perfect fit.
His background as a development coach would turbo-boost the progress of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka.
And, having managed Liverpool and Celtic, he knows exactly what it takes to be at big clubs and how to deal with the unique pressures they present.
The beauty for Rodgers is that in any interview with Arsenal’s board, he’d be able to turn round and say, ‘I’ve managed Liverpool, with the greatest of respect, I’ve been at another big club in Celtic, where the expectation is insane, and we’re talking about me taking over at a club that has been mid-table for much of the season.
‘And if I’m coming to you, I’ll be leaving a job at Leicester that I could probably have had for eight to 10 years if I’d kept them challenging for Europe each season and winning an FA Cup or League Cup here or there.’
The Northern Irishman knows what it takes to win trophies, even if it was in Scotland, so there isn’t that monkey on his back.
And it’s not like he was far from winning the Premier League with Liverpool, either.
He has a definable style which always works with good players and has never been one to go out and spend £50million, £60m or £70m on a player.
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Leicester have worked to a budget that is at a similar level to the one Arsenal operate on and I’m struggling to find a box he doesn’t tick.
Arteta, on the other hand, arrived with no track record of working with youngsters or a definable style.
He got the job because he’d played for the club and because he had worked with Pep Guardiola.
The problem with Arsenal is that so many people think it will just take one magic bullet, maybe two, to turn them into title contenders again, that a couple of signings could do that.
But they are so far off that mark it is frightening and now it’s about making sure clubs such as Leicester, West Ham and Everton don’t overtake them.
I know Leicester won the Premier League in 2015-16 but the challenge for the Foxes then was to establish themselves regularly in the top six rather than produce another miracle and they are working well towards that.
They are pitching themselves as the equivalent of a Sevilla or Valencia in Spain and that ambition tallies with Arsenal’s right now.
I know plenty of you will say, ‘Hang on, Stan, why would he leave Leicester for Arsenal as things stand?’
And don’t get me wrong, Leicester is a great club in a fine sporting city and county, and was one of the clubs I enjoyed being at the most.
But whether people like it or not, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will always be the Holy Trinity of English football and have an allure that other clubs just don’t have.
Rodgers proved when he left Celtic for Leicester that, no matter how close an affinity he has with a club, he still recognises a good, new challenge when he sees one. And he will know it would be a seamless transition for him and his coaching team if the Gunners were to come knocking.