Italian manager Roberto Mancini could reportedly quit Inter Milan before he is fired if Arsenal need a new manager this summer.
Former Man City coach’s job is under threat in Italy after the team failed to mount a serious title challenge this season.
Inter sit fifth in Serie A and there are reports Mancini will be axed if they fail to claim one of three Champions League spots on offer.
Mancini has insisted he wants to remain at the club.
However, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claim the former Manchester City boss reverse that decision and leave before he is sacked.
Mancini himself wants to manage in Europe’s top club competition and doubts this Inter squad can get there.
Gazzetta claim he is in line to succeed Arsene Wenger if the Frenchman ends his Arsenal reign this summer.
There is a growing number of supporters calling for Wenger to walk after two decades at the club.
Gunners sit 11 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester and their title hopes appear to have all but disappeared.
Roberto Mancini won the league title in charge of City back in 2012 but was sacked a year later.
He joined Inter after a season at Galatasaray, retuning to the club he managed to great success between 2004 and 2008.