Report: Arsenal make Massimiliano Allegri top target to replace Wenger

Juventus FC coach Massimiliano Allegri looks on before the TIM Cup match between Juventus and Atalanta BC at Allianz Stadium on February 28, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Arsenal are reportedly keen on Juventus boss Max Allegri.

Massimiliano Allegri manager of Juventus FC gives instructions during the serie A match between Juventus and US Sassuolo on February 4, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal have been convinced that Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is the man to take over from Arsene Wenger after he masterminded a win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners may have beaten Watford 3-0 on Sunday afternoon, but the pressure on manager Wenger remains, given that recent results have been disastrous and a top four finish is out of reach.

Arsenal fans are expecting Wenger to call time on his 22-year stint as Gunners boss, and the attention has turned to who his replacement could be this summer.

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Now, it's claimed that Arsenal have settled on Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as their top choice to replace Wenger, having seen him mastermind a Champions League win over Tottenham Hotspur last week.

Already popular with Gunners fans

Allegri saw his Juventus side go 2-0 up in the first leg of their Champions League clash with Spurs, before drawing 2-2 as Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen begged Juve back.

Head Coach Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on March 7,...

Son Heung-min appeared to be sending Spurs through with the opening goal in the second leg last week, but Allegri switched up his tactics and turned the tie on its head, with Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scoring to complete a comeback.

Allegri subsequently made himself very popular with Arsenal fans by knocking out rivals Tottenham, and the Gunners fans may get exactly what they want if the club get their way.

The Italian, 50, has won 71% of his games in charge of Juventus, winning three Serie A titles whilst taking the club to two Champions League finals, making him one of the top managers in Europe – and Arsenal may now hope to lure him away from Italy this summer.

Juventus FC coach Massimiliano Allegri looks on before the TIM Cup match between Juventus and Atalanta BC at Allianz Stadium on February 28, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

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