Contact made: Arsenal locked in talks with Serie A giant as summer move inches closer – report
By Matt Bullin
Arsenal have made contact with Juventus manager Max Allegri as the uncertainty over Arsene Wenger’s future continues, according to a report.
The Sun reports that the Arsenal board are in talks with Allegri’s camp ahead of a possible summer switch.
This latest speculation comes after the Gunners lost in embarrassing fashion at Selhurst Park on Monday night, increasing the pressure on Wenger.
Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and a Luka Milivojevic penalty gave Crystal Palace a 3-0 win, a huge result in their relegation battle and a major blow to Arsenal’s top four hopes.
The result leaves Arsenal in sixth place, level on points with Everton and three points behind Manchester United in fifth.
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Wenger has been dealing with speculation about his future for the better part of a year now, and this latest result has increased the volume from the fans who want him out.
Wenger has been at Arsenal for 21 years and has won the Premier League title with the club three times, as well as guiding his side to six FA Cups.
However the Gunners are without a league title since the Invincibles in 2003/04, and many fans have decided that Wenger’s time is up.
Allegri has won league and cup doubles in both his first two seasons at Juve, and is on course for more silverware this term.
His team thrashed Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final on Tuesday, leaving them massive favourites to make the semi-finals.
The Italian is seen as a perfect replacement for Wenger, but whether he will make a move to the Emirates remains to be seen.
He has previously rubbished reports that he was in talks with the north London club.
In other Arsenal news, this Gunners star was absolutely destroyed by Spurs fans on Twitter after Monday night.