There have been numerous rumours in the past few months regarding Arsene Wenger's future at the helm of Arsenal Football Club.

Many high-profile names have been thrown in the mix such as Jurgen Klopp, Ronald De Boer, Dennis Bergkamp, Dragan Stojkovic the list seems endless.

The latest name to be thrown in the proverbial hat is current Juventus manager Antonio Conte. It has been reported in today's Daily Star that the Arsenal board are very keen on him as a replacement for Wenger if no agreement is reached for an extended deal.

This would be an interesting appointment as there are definitely some question marks hanging over him and his role within the Serie A match fixing scandal of the 2011/2012 domestic campaign, although he was cleared of all charges.

Juventus went on to claim the Serie A title that year and end the nine-year trophy drought, which as any Arsenal will know is a very long time to be void of any silverware once you have become accustomed to such a thing.

Conte went on to clinch a second "Scudetto" in as many seasons in 2012/13. He has also won many plaudits for playing a very "non-Italian" style of football.

As a player Conte won all there was to win in world football; he was a reliable midfielder with a great work ethic, an organiser and born leader and this shines through when you watch Juventus play. The early signs are good for Conte's new career in football management - he is only going to improve. 

In many ways Conte is a more youthful Wenger, he sets up his teams to play attractive football but also is a keen developer of young talent something that Arsenal are keen advocates.

Current Arsenal boss Wenger has not been keen to talk about his future and told the Daily Mail: "I’ve said many times I want to do well with this club and, in the end, I will sit down and think how well have I done with the team I have had. That has to be sufficient for me to decide yes or no".

This is a big indication that any deal will be very reliant on a successful season, such as a trophy-winning season. 

It is very early days. It is still only September but the early signs are good for Arsenal.

Only time will tell.

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