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Arsenal suffer blow in pursuit of Arsene Wenger successor as number one target commits future to current employers

Massimiliano Allegri has handed Arsenal a major blow in their efforts to secure his services as Arsene Wenger’s successor, report The Sun.

It has been a similar story for the Gunners this campaign. After showing great promise early on in the season, they now find themselves nine points behind league leaders Chelsea are a mid-season capitulation.

This has piled on the pressure on Wenger, and it only takes a brief flick through ArsenalFanTV to gauge the frustration among the Arsenal faithful.

As The Sun report, Wenger is out of contract at the season’s end and he is yet to reach an agreement on a new deal. The tabloid note that Juventus boss Allegri, who has won the title in both of the season’s he has spent in Turin, has been touted as a potential successor for the Frenchman.

It does, however, appear as though Arsenal will have to look elsewhere, as The Sun quote Allegri firmly committing his future to Juventus: “I hope there are another 300 or 400 games, as I am happy at Juventus. I always said that, if I were to leave, Juve would be the first to know.”

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