Allegri addresses talk of Arsenal switch

Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal remains up in the air and with there being no word of a contract extension coming his way in North London, the Gunners may have a new man leading them next season for the first time in over two decades.

With Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho already in the Premier League, whilst Carlo Ancelotti only took charge of Bayern Munich last summer and it seems inevitable that Diego Simeone will join Inter Milan after his time at Atletico Madrid comes to an end, there’s limited top-class options out there for the Gunners.

However, one man potentially in the frame is Juventus’ 49-year-old boss Massimiliano Allegri, who has led the Turin giants to two consecutive domestic doubles. Whilst many Arsenal fans may want him to take charge at the Emirates, Allegri hasn’t got the Premier League in his sights.

Whilst confirming he is taking English lessons, he said after yesterday’s win against Bologna that it had nothing to do with Arsenal.

“It is true, that I am studying English, but not because I am going to Arsenal, I am happy here at Juventus. I am very happy at Juventus and until they kick me out, I’m content to stay.”

That’s bad news for Arsenal but he may find an offer from the Gunners more appealing if it was genuine, rather than tabloid rumours.