Premier League boss Richard Scudamore is a target for Arsenal as their next chief executive.

The London Evening Standard says the 47-year-old is understood to be among three leading contenders on the club's wanted list to replace Keith Edelman, who quit as managing director four weeks ago.

It is not clear if Scudamore can be persuaded to leave the £1million-a-year chief executive post he has held with the League since 1999 but he is certainly held in high regard at Emirates Stadium.

Other names linked with the Arsenal post have included Birmingham City's Karren Brady, London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton and former Chelsea business affairs director Paul Smith.