Arsenal fans were left wondering last night after a mystery Twitter rumour seemed to suggest that former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could replace Arsene Wenger for next season.

The rumour stemmed from a tweet of ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan who regularly 'tweets' about football.

The tweet from Vaughan's account '@MichaelVaughan' read: "Roger the rum man has heard a rumour that recent premier league winning manager will be managing Arsenal next season...." 

Those of you familiar with Vaughan's account which has over 400,000 followers will know that 'Roger the rum man' gets a lot of mentions.

The mystery rum man's identity has never been revealed which has led to many calling it a hoax, however, the rum man has been right about things in the past.

Vaughan was supposedly in the know when Sir Alex Ferguson was step down as well as when David Moyes replaced him, the Mesut Ozil signing was predicted and a number of cricket rumours eventually end up being true.

Attention switches to who the Premier League winning manager in question is.

In the last five years only Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini have won the title away from Ferguson.

Ancelotti has only just taken over at Real Madrid so that would put Mancini as the most likely man in question.

Mancini has been out of work since he has sacked by Manchester City at the back end of last season but has recently been linked with the Italy job.

It remains to be seen whether this is just an elaborate hoax, or whether this mystery source has a big scoop. It is sure to conjure some debate.  

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