Arsenal round-up: Carlo Ancelotti back Gunners for the title

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Arsenal fans, happy Monday!

OK, we’ll admit, there’s not much to get excited about on a Monday morning. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing at all that can improve your mood.

If you’re a football-hungry hound - yes, we just said that - you’ll likely be looking for the next batch of breaking news. As luck would have it we’ve got it. Scroll down, or watch the video above, for more.

Ancelotti's prediction

Can Arsenal win the Premier League? Now, that’s a question all Gunners will be ready to answer with a big fat yes given how they’ve started the season, and it would appear the optimism is contagious.

Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has weighed in on the topic and believes that Arsenal will lift England’s most prestigious piece of silverware this term, stating that he’d watch out for them when he asked who were the champions elect.

“Manchester City are the most complete squad in the Premier League, but every now and then they go off piste. They are not 100 percent reliable," the Italian said.

“I’d watch out for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger did well to change their system, so he waits and counters to get the best out of the pace of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.”

It should also be noted that he’s been linked with taking Arsene Wenger’s job in the past, so interesting stuff to say the least.

Wenger's new contract

However, and this is a big however, reports from the weekend suggest that Wenger could be offered a new contract until 2019.

The proposal, which would mark a two-year contract extension, is expected to be a reward for guiding Arsenal to the top of the table. Of course, that could change quickly. Just ask Jose Mourinho.

Vieira's next role

To wrap up - we apologise in advance - we’ve got another take on Arsenal’s management situation, this one concerning a Gunners legend who might come back to take charge of the club.

No, it’s not Thierry Henry before you ask. One Patrick Vieira is apparently the man Arsenal want to succeed Wenger when the Frenchman does step down.

Some of Vieira's best bits:

He’s not quite got a reputation on par with Ancelotti’s in football management, but it’s safe to assume the fans won’t mind in this instance.

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