Italian press: Arsenal want Inter Milan's Roberto Mancini if Arsene Wenger leaves

Arsenal are reportedly keen on former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

According to today's edition of Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, as documented by Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal are allegedly keen on Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini, if Arsene Wenger leaves the club.

The Gunners look set to end the season without a major yet again, having been dumped out of the FA Cup - the trophy they have won for the last two years - by Watford, whilst their Premier League title bid looks like it will come up short as Leicester City and Tottenham lead the way.

Manager Wenger may have won the Community Shield at the start of the season, but that is deemed to be a minor title, and certainly not enough to prevent sections of the Gunners fans from turning against their long-serving French manager.

With no Premier League title since 2004 and only two FA Cups and two Community Shields to show for the last 11 years, Wenger is under increasing pressure to deliver titles, and many feel that it's time for the 66-year-old to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Now, Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, as documented by Gianluca Di Marzio, are reporting that Arsenal would be interested in appointing Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini as their new manager if Wenger does leave the cub this summer.

Mancini, 51, has had a solid if unspectacular second stint in charge of Inter, and with the 2010 Champions League winners sitting fifth in Serie A - 15 points behind league leaders Juventus - there have been some suggestions that Mancini could move on.

The Italian won the Premier League title with Manchester City back in 2012, and was a hugely popular figure at the Etihad Stadium before being replaced by Manuel Pellegrini in 2013, leaving as a City hero having delivered the title - something Wenger hasn't done for 12 years.

Whether Gunners fans would see Mancini as the man to help Arsenal kick on remains to be seen given his unremarkable record with Inter, but it all obviously depends on Wenger's future, and whether he decides to stick it out in North London.

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