Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been quizzed about replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Wenger yesterday announced he would be stepping down after 22 years at Arsenal and as well as plaudits being sent the way of the Frenchman, thoughts immediately turned to a successor..

Speaking to TMW, Ancelotti was asked about the possibility becoming the Arsenal manager: “If I’m involved it gives my pleasure from a professional point of view, also if we talk about the Italian national team, but at the moment there’s nothing else.”

Arsenal are now in the search for a new manager for next season and Ancelotti is likely to be one of those linked with the job. On Friday RMC rans claims Ancelotti would be keen on the Arsenal opportunity, insinuating he’d be ready to take the job if asked.

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The Italian spent two seasons at Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea and brought silverware to Stamford Bridge during his time there, including the Premier League title.

A whole string of names have been linked with the Arsenal job, both before and since Wenger’s announcement, Ancelotti would be seen as a safe pair of hands.