The search for a possible Arsene Wenger replacement has begun despite the Frenchman still at the helm at the Emirates and one of the surprise names touted is Carlo Ancelotti.

Several media outlets in Italy have reported that the Arsenal board have penciled in the former Chelsea manager as a candidate but with the current Italian national team position available, Arsenal will have a tough time securing the services of Ancelotti.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reports that he could also be next in line to take the Italian job after their horrendous performance which resulting in missing out on qualification for Russia 2018, the first time they’ve missed out since 1958.

Apart from Ancelotti being linked with the Italian job, Chelsea are also said to be interested in bringing him back to Stamford Bridge meaning a move to Arsenal won’t be straightforward.

Ancelotti’s vast experience in top managerial positions has made him one of the top managers in Europe, however, the Italian gaffer was sacked from his last job. Bayern Munich sacked the 58 year old earlier this season after a poor start and a 3-0 loss to PSG in the Champions league.

If he does eventually join Arsenal, his wealth of experience especially in Europe will be useful for Arsenal and would be a nice steady start to life without Wenger.