By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter after Massimiliano Allegri rubbished reports that suggested he has struck a verbal agreement with the Gunners.
The Daily Express claimed on Sunday that Juventus manager Allegri has been locked in talks with the Gunners since last summer, as Arsene Wenger’s contract is set to expire in June.
However, in quotes published by Goal, Allegri dismissed claims that he has agreed anything with the north London giants with his contract at Juventus set to run until the summer of 2018.
“I repeat what I have already said before – it’s not true,” Allegri said. “The second thing, even if there was something in it, the first to know would be Juventus. I’m contracted until 2018.”
Allegri has been repeatedly linked to the Arsenal job as doubts continue to rise over Wenger’s future, who is now in his 21st season with the north London giants.
Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to Allegri’s comments over a potential switch to the Emirates Stadium, with many still desperate to see the Juve boss become Arsenal’s new gaffer despite his recent quotes.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Bang goes any hope of allegri then 🙄
— Liam (@liamjpn) March 6, 2017
The inevitable wounds should quickly heal with the appointment of say an Allegri
We need freshness.. we need change.
— Conor (@conor2134) March 6, 2017
And we all know what happens when players/managers start to refer to there contract.
— #RJA14 (@RJAndrews14) March 6, 2017
Dont lie Allegri we know you on your way
— James Lanigan (@lanigan001) March 6, 2017
Allegri has huge experience in Italian football, after spells with Sassuolo, Cagliari, AC Milan and Juventus, winning the Serie A three times.