Massimiliano Allegri has refused to shed light on reports linking him with Arsene Wenger’s job, which has sparked attention from Arsenal fans.
Supporters have taken to Twitter to back rumours that the Juventus boss is a contender for the position when Wenger leaves.
The Frenchman’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and many fans are ready for a change following 20 years under the manager’s guidance.
The Gunners have not won the Premier League title for almost 13 years, much to the frustration of the club’s following.
Allegri has stoked the fire that he could be on the list of candidates to replace Wenger after refusing to clarify the speculation.
The Italian told Mediaset Premium:
“I won’t deny or confirm anything. I am in sync with the club, now we have to focus on winning.”
The 49-year-old has been in charge of Juve since 2014, and in the last two seasons has won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia crowns and was runner-up in the 2014-15 Champions League final, where his team lost 3-1 to Barcelona in Berlin.
Some fans expressed their eagerness on Twitter for the Gunners to wave goodbye to Wenger and welcome Allegri.
Allegri is needed. Wouldn't mind Jardim at all #AFC
— Jimmy G. Buckets (@Fatah14_) February 9, 2017
— Patrick (@kcirtapward) February 9, 2017
The prospect of Allegri managing Arsenal is genuinely exciting #AFC
— amar (@AmarECS) February 8, 2017
— E. (@Eric_R14) February 8, 2017
Allegri has been talked about for a while and hasn't died down, it's not going away, hopefully the rumours are true and we get him #AFC
— James (@unkn0_wn) February 8, 2017
I would love to have Allegri at Arsenal, a great italian manager to challenge Conte. We need someone who will stamp his authority #AFC
— Ismail Mostafa (@isher92) February 7, 2017
— WOB BOB (@BobbyCoppin) February 9, 2017