Arsene Wenger will rue his missed chances against Bayern Munich during Tuesday's UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg tie. 

Wenger relieved a little pressure with a hugely important win over Aston Villa at the weekend, but there are still some who would prefer a fresh face in the Gunners dugout.

Here, GiveMeFootball looks at five potential replacements for the Arsenal manager.

While still hailed as perhaps the greatest Arsenal manager of all time - Arsene Wenger has come under scrutiny this season for his sides poor form domestically and in Europe.

Here are five bosses who could potentially replace Arsene Wenger in the near future.

Michael Laudrup | Swansea City

Laudrup has been a revelation for The Swans this year, even helping them to a Capital One Cup final victory.

Speculation is rife that Laudrup could be the man to take over the reigns at Real Madrid this summer should Jose Mourinho resign. But could Laudrup actually be the man to revitalise what has become a rather stale Arsenal team?

Carlo Ancelloti | Paris Saint-Germain

Another man linked with the Real Madrid hot-seat, the Italian gaffer has expressed his discontent with his current situation in Paris.

Rumours speculated that Ancelotti was sensationally ready to swap cash strapped Paris Saint-Germain for Arsenal in the summer, which would have seen Wenger return to French football in exchange.

Ancelotti would bring a wealth of English football experience, having brought Chelsea a historic Premier League title and an FA Cup double.

Rafa Benitez | Chelsea

The former Liverpool coach has been under-fire from Chelsea fans since the very first moment he stepped foot in Stamford Bridge.

Inevitably set to be replaced in the summer window, Benitez would bring a fresh approach to Arsenal should Wenger's woes continue.

A UEFA Champions League and FA Cup winner, Benitez has the unlikely qualities to reshape the Arsenal team into something new.

Antonio Conte | Juventus

At the age of 43, Antonio Conte has already led his Juventus side to an undefeated Serie 'A' campaign and currently looks ahead to a promising 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League bid.

While he is unlikely to leave the club he has made 419 appearences for as a player, he has already been hailed as the second coming of Mourinho and would be surely sought after should Arsene Wenger resign.

Laurent Blanc | Unemployed

The former France boss reshaped Bordeaux and turned them into Ligue 1 champions as well as achieving a Coupe de la Ligue trophy.

Following an unsuccessful World Cup campaign with the French national team, Laurent Blanc has been on the lips of many clubs worldwide and would be more than a suitable candidate to replace his French counterpart.

 

 

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