​Following their 4-0 win over Genk in the ​Champions League on Tuesday night, ​Napoli decided to part ways with manager Carlo AncelottiA poor run of recent form in ​Serie A, and a shambolic 'title challenge' have seen Ancelotti relieved of his duties, with Gennaro Gattuso expected to replace him imminently.


​Ancelotti has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, but Greame Souness believes Ancelotti is unlikely to become the next ​Arsenal manager because of the current state at the ​Premier League club.


"Would the big [managers] take Arsenal at the moment? I'm not so sure," Souness told ​Virgin Sport Media.



"I don't think the next man at Arsenal is going to be the one to turn the corner for them. I think there's a lot of work to be done there, especially with those players.


"I think [Ancelotti] is a big manager and if you look at the jobs he's had - Real Madrid, PSG,  Chelsea - you know Arsenal are a fabulous club, but right now it's a difficult job, whoever gets it."


The former Napoli manager has managed some of Europe's biggest clubs, including ​Juventus​Milan​Chelsea, PSG, ​Real Madrid, and ​Bayern.


The Gunners find themselves placed ninth in the Premier League table, seven points off fourth-placed Chelsea. Freddie Ljungberg took over as interim manager after Unai Emery was sacked, and let the Gunners to their first win in nine games on Monday night as they beat West Ham United 3-1.