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TURIN, ITALY - APRIL 15: Head coach Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus looks on during the serie A match between Juventus and UC Sampdoria at Allianz Stadium on April 15, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has revealed he will meet with the the club’s hierarchy in the summer to “plan for the future” amid ongoing links to the soon-to-be-vacant Arsenal job. 

The Italian is on course to lead Juve to a fourth consecutive domestic double this season and insisted he continues to have a good relationship with the Old Lady, per the Mirror‘s Jack Rathborn:

I have a very good rapport with the club and we are in sync. As proved over the last four years, where the team was turned inside out during the first season and the club worked so well to bring in players of quality alongside those who had not just technique, but great human values.

At the end of the day, in football you need more than technique to win. You need other values that can push you on during difficult times. At the end of the season, we’ll sit down and talk as we always do and plan for the future, because we have to do that every year and this has to be done with great clarity.”

Chris Wheatley of Goal recently reported Allegri, 50, is a leading candidate, along with former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta, to take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager when the Frenchman calls it a day at the end of the season.

In the report it was explained that Allegri is “keen on seeking a new challenge abroad” after four seasons at Juve.

He has the pedigree to oversee Arsenal’s transition into the post-Wenger era and has been linked with the Gunners for some time:

He is on course this season to win a fifth Italian title as a manager having also won Serie A when in charge of AC Milan between 2010 and 2014.

Two UEFA Champions League final appearances in the last four seasons for Juve highlight Allegri’s impressive credentials in Europe. 

Arsenal need a safe pair of hands to take the reins at the club. Wenger has been in charge in north London for almost 22 years, and his departure, however timely, is sure to throw up difficulties.

Allegri has proved he has the tactical nous and confidence to thrive at the biggest of clubs, so he could be an ideal fit at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the fact that he is talking about planning for the future with Juve could indicate he is intent on staying put in Serie A.

In which case Arsenal will need to look elsewhere for Wenger’s successor. 

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