It could finally be the end of an era at Arsenal with it looking more and more likely that Arsene Wenger may not be at the club beyond this summer.
Arsene Wenger could be about to part ways with Arsenal after again failing to commit to the club when asked in a press conference on Thursday.
Recent results have seen more pressure on Wenger and with his contract ending at the end of the season, there is growing press coverage over who may take over should he choose not to extend.
Reports suggest that Arsenal have offered him a 2-year extension and he can decide if he wants to stay or not. That seems an odd situation to be in but it is apparently the case.
One manager who could reportedly takeover would be Juventus coach Masssimo Allegri who apparently feels undervalued at Juventus and could be looking to leave in the summer, especially if the Arsenal job became available.
Both Wenger and Allegri have been coy on their futures, and you get the feeling that they depend on results for the rest of the campaign.
‘I won’t deny or confirm anything,’ Allegri replied when asked about the speculation on Wednesday.
Allegri reiterated his desire to maintain focus at Juventus for the rest of the season, but it’s not the first time he has had to respond to these rumours linking him with Arsenal.
The Italian press seem obsessed with linking Allegri with the Arsenal role, and most reports indicate that the Gunners have held initial talks with the Juventus coach ahead of a proposed move in the summer.
Antonio Conte, another former Juventus manager and Italian, is doing very well in England currently and that may be why Arsenal have stepped up interest in Allegri.
Who knows, time will tell. I just get the feeling that everyone would like a fresh start, and for the sake of Arsene Wenger, his legacy and his health, he should move on upon the completion of his contract.