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Juventus manager Massimo Allegri would love to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal when the season ends, according to reports.
Arsene Wenger’s future is currently up in the air and no one is certain whether this will be the French man’s last season here or not. The boss’ contract expires at the end of this campaign and Arsenal have been trying to extend his deal but he is yet to make a decision on the future, insisting he wants to wait till April.
Reports claim Wenger’s decision will be based on how successful Arsenal’s title challenge is and that’s why he has decided to wait till the tail end of the season before making a decision. This means Wenger could decide to step down if he fails to win a trophy or make the top four.
And according to The Sun via the Independent, Arsenal have drawn up a shortlist to replace the French man and Juventus’ Allegri is top of the list.
The report added that Allegri is keen on a switch to Arsenal and has already ordered his agent to contact the North London side over the possibility of taking over from Wenger. Discussions between his agent and Arsenal have brought forth encouraging responses from the club’s side and Allegri is now thinking about the possibility of building a dynasty at the Emirates.
Allegri is not the only candidate in the running to replace Wenger with RB Leipzig manager Ralph Husenhuttl and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe also on the club’s wishlist.
But Allegri will appeal most to Gooners because he is a proven winner. He has won two Serie A titles with Juventus and is on course to win the third one. He also led the Old Ladies to the Champions League final two seasons ago and has the Pedigree to challenge for titles with Arsenal.
For now, Wenger is likely to remain at the Emirates unless things don’t go his way this season, he could just be tempted to step down with PSG reportedly waiting around the corner to snap him up. In the event that Wenger leaves, Allegri will be my man to replace him.
How about you? Should Arsenal keep Wenger at all cost? Or bring in a new face next season?