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According to a report from Skysport, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is near the top of Arsenal’s shortlist to replace Arsene Wenger.
With Arsenal hoping to appoint their new manager before the start of next month’s World Cup, we take a look at why Allegri might be their top choice.
Allegri’s record suggests he could be particularly influential in a defensive sense. Juventus have had the best defensive record in Serie A in each of Allegri’s four seasons in charge, and his impact was even more evident at AC Milan.
The Rossoneri had conceded 112 league goals in three seasons before his arrival, but only conceded 96 in the next three under Allegri.
Laurent Koscielny’s Achilles injury has highlighted the fact that Arsenal’s defence will require strengthening this summer, but if they can tempt Allegri to the Emirates Stadium, he might prove a more effective signing than any one player.