By Harvey Byrne

Arsenal are interested in former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini to replace Arsene Wenger, according to a report.

Italian football news publication Calcio Mercato has claimed that the Gunners “would love” to get Mancini to replace Wenger, whose contract ends in north London in the summer.

The long-serving Arsenal boss’s future at the club is in doubt after 20 years in charge of the club.

He has not won a league title with the side since the unbeaten campaign in 2004 and many believe it is now time to move on from the Frenchman.

It is stated in the report that Mancini would seriously consider managing Arsenal after already receiving offers from China.

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It is claimed that the former Inter Milan manager’s priority is managing in England, or even the national team.

He is currently out of work after leaving Inter in the summer, but during his 15-year managerial career he has won the Premier League, FA Cup, three Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia’s.

Mancini led Manchester City to their first ever Premier League title in the 2011-12 campaign and could be keen to return the Gunners to former glories and look to add to their 13 league titles.

In other Arsenal news, Wenger has said he hopes to leave a lasting legacy at the Gunners when he eventually leaves the club.