Massimiliano Allegri has excluded himself from the running for the Gunners job by stating his intentions to remain in charge of Serie A giants Juventus next campaign, as per a report from Sky Sports.
The 50-year-old has been connected with the Arsenal job since French manager Arsene Wenger’s departure was announced, with supporters hoping his domestic favourable outcome in Italy could be transferred to the Emirates Stadium.
The Old Lady drew 0-0 with AS Roma at the weekend, securing their seventh consecutive Serie A title and their fourth with Massimiliano at the helm.
After winning the Serie A again, the Italian coach was keen to ensure he saw his future remaining with the champions:
“If they don’t sack me, I’ll stay at Juventus next year too.”
That leaves Arsenal having to look at other goals, with Luis Enrique and Mikel Arteta the favourites to become the first new the Gunners manager since 1996.
One saving grace for Arsenal could be that if the new man doesn’t have a fine season, Massimiliano is out of contract next summer so club’s management could review that move in twelve months’ time.
Arsenal are getting ready to bring in a new shot-stopper in this summer transfer market and have their eyes set on German sides VFL Wolfsburg ‘keeper Koen Casteels this summer.
According to the latest reports, the Gunners are looking to secure the services of the Belgian star when the transfer window reopens.
The north London club has been left frustrated by some of the costly errors made by their goalkeepers Petr Cech and David Ospina throughout the course of this season.
For this reason, it should not come as a shock that the club would want to address some of their goalkeeping troubles by bringing in fresh legs between the sticks in the summer.
Koen joined VFL Wolfsburg from the German club Werder Bremen in the summer of 2015 and has confirmed himself as the number one shot-stopper at the Volkswagen Arena.
The Belgian player has been a rock at the back for the Bundesliga side and has put in a host of outstanding performances for the VFL Wolfsburg this season.
He has featured in 37 games for the Wolves, allowing in just 49 goals while collecting 10 clean sheets in all competitions.
Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly is the man who the Gunners want to come in to help address their defensive troubles, according to reports.
The Italian side has put a £53 million price tag on the powerful central defender and the Senegalese international is wanted by the Premier League giants Arsenal.
Antonio Conte wanted to land him for Chelsea last campaign but a deal wasn’t agreed, and now Arsenal will look to bring him in as club’s management look to improve the defence and prepare for life after French manager Arsene Wenger.
This campaign, Arsenal conceded 51 EPL goals, which is the most the Gunners have conceded since the 1983-84 campaign. With Per Mertesacker set to retire at the en of the season and Laurent Koscielny out for a significant period with an Achilles damage, Arsenal need to land at least one top quality central defender this summer.
Kalidou has been linked with a summer move to Serie A giants Juventus and his agent, Bruno Satin strongly believes Koulibaly is good enough to play at the top level.
“Kalidou at Juve? He’s at a level where he could play anywhere.”