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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Massimilano Allegri's potential Arsenal snub as manager hints at staying at Juventus

Italian was reportedly a target to replace Arsene Wenger at Premier League club

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been with Juventus since 2014. Tiziana Fabi / AFP
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been with Juventus since 2014. Tiziana Fabi / AFP

Massimiliano Allegri has given further indication that he intends to stay at Juventus.

Allegri, 50, has reportedly been a target for Arsenal, whose manager Arsene Wenger is leaving the club after almost 22 years in charge.

But Allegri, having steered Juve to a seventh consecutive Serie A title, does not appear to be going anywhere.

He said in quotes reported by Juve's official Twitter feed on Friday: "Next week, I'll meet with the club as we start to make the team competitive again just like every year.

"I am happy at Juventus and I have an excellent relationship with the club."

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Allegri, who has been with Juve since 2014, had already said last weekend - after his side sealed the title: "If they don't fire me, then I think I'm staying at Juventus next year, too."

Juventus face Hellas Verona on Saturday in their final match of the Serie A season.

The Turin giants also won the Coppa Italia this term, as they have in each season since Allegri took charge.

But they were eliminated from the Uefa Champions League by Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage.

Allegri added on Friday: "Next year will be even more difficult and we need to keep raising our game. It's in Juve's DNA to be competitive on all fronts."