Juventus boss Massimilano Allegri appears to have ruled out a move to Arsenal after insisting he plans to stay on in Turin after the end of this season.
The Italian has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer should Arsene Wenger step down when his contract expires.
Allegri is contracted to Juve until summer 2018 and has previously been coy when asked about Arsenal. However, speaking after Juventus’ Coppa Italia defeat to Napoli the 49-year-old announced he wanted to continue with the Serie A side.
“My intentions are to continue with Juventus, because I am happy here. I haven’t met with the club yet, as there are other priorities, but then we’ll sit down and evaluate things,” he said via Football Italia.
“This team has great potential, a mixture of experience and youth. Above all Juventus are a top level club and there are few out there who could be considered better.”
Allegri’s words will not come as too much of a surprise with most Arsenal fans now resigned to Wenger staying on at the club.
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Although the Frenchman has insisted he has made a decision on his future he is still yet to announce his intentions with the uncertainty clearly not helping the team.
Reports have claimed Wenger has been offered a new two-year deal and despite continuing fan protests, the boss is expected to confirm he is staying on before the end of the season.