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.