The Gunners have already lined up Arsene Wenger’s potential replacement
Arsenal have reached a verbal agreement with Juventus manager Max Allegri who is set to quit the reigning Serie A champions this summer.
The north London club are unsure whether Arsene Wenger will decide to sign a two-year contract extension at the club this summer, with the Frenchman coming under further pressure from the club’s fans.
It has been a testing 2017 for the Gunners so far, with the club on verge of exiting the Champions League and 13 points short of league leaders Chelsea in the Premier League, with the Blues not set to play until Monday against West Ham.
But Arsenal will demand an answer from the longest-serving Premier League boss by the end of the month, so they can start to plan for next season – with or without their legendary manager.
Allegri has fallen out with a number of his players at Juve and has made no secret of his desire to manage in England, after a successful three years in charge of the Old Lady.
Arsenal and Allegri have been in talks since the back end of last year, and it appears the Italian likes what is on offer for him if he is to make the switch from Serie A to the Premier League.
The Gunners have already acquired the Italian’s list of targets, including Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, which they will pursue should Wenger opt to quit the Emirates this summer.