With iconic manager, Arsene Wenger, set to finally end his 22-year tenure at the club, there has been a lot of speculation about who would replace the Frenchman to manage the Gunners next season.
“If they don’t fire me, then I think I’m staying at Juventus next year too,”
“It’s not an issue of decisions on the future, it’s about planning what the future of Juventus will be, because once we’ve finished celebrating, we have to sit around a table with clear heads,” added Allegri.
The former AC Milan manager guided Juventus to their 34th top-flight title on Sunday to maintain his incredible record of winning a domestic double in each of his four seasons in the hot seat at Juventus.
It is this consistent success that has made Allegri a favourite to succeed Wenger and led him to be linked with replacing Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
But the 50-year-old’s latest comments have left Arsenal fans reeling with some supporters speculating whether Allegri’s comment are simply a bargaining tool to demand a higher salary to move to North London.
While others have pointed to Allegri learning English as evidence that the move is still on.
Arsenal supporters have been quick to react to the news – and the reaction has been pretty split. Here’s a selection of what’s been said on social media…
People on here chill – why would he say he’s leaving after winning the double , equally remember when Arsène honoured his contract or when SAF won title and nobody knew he would leave hmmm if Allegri is staying as you say then why do we have a meeting w/ him this week…
— ThePlugAFC (@ThePlugAFC) May 13, 2018
What he says; "I think I'm staying"
What he means; "If Arsenal offer me £8.5m a year, I'm off!"
— Mark Jolly (@Moskau26) May 14, 2018
Allegri: “If they don’t fire me, then I think I’m staying at Juventus next season.”
Well they’d be mad to fire him… All roads seem to be leading to Arteta
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) May 13, 2018
Allegri NEVER SAID he will stay.
His exact quote was – "If they don't fire me, then I think I'm staying."
His future is still uncertain. Feel it's still a good possibility he becomes Arsenal manager. Let's see what happens this week. #COYG
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) May 14, 2018
I don’t think Allegri has ever been Arsenal’s first choice basically because they’ve not known what he’s doing. They flirted last year, maybe he’s used Arsenal this year and now seems he’s staying.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) May 14, 2018
#Allegri staying at Juve unless he's sacked? But…but I thought it was done in March…all finished…guaranteed to be the next #Arsenal manager. No? Are we going to revert back to the guarantees that it's #Ancelotti because he lives in London and attends matches? 🤔🤫😂 #AFC pic.twitter.com/F9t0aPYTo9
— Andrew Thompson (@AFCBvB1410) May 13, 2018
Allegri to @beINSPORTSUSA : “How is my English? It has improved a lot. Cause I want to speak in a better way with my players that speak English…”
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 13, 2018