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Arsenal warned by top managerial candidate with three-week deadline

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly told Arsenal that they have three weeks to decide if they want to appoint him as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

The 49-year-old has been consistently linked with the post at the Emirates in recent months, as he continues to impress with his work in Turin.

Following on from his successful time at AC Milan, he has since won a further two Serie A titles with the Bianconeri and is on course to add a third this season.

However, it appears as though he is open to the possibility of moving to England, as The Daily Star report that he has given Arsenal until the end of the month to decide whether or not they want him to replace Wenger this summer.

Allegri’s contract expires at the end of next season, and with Juve putting pressure on him to sign an extension, there has to be a point at which he scraps any ambitions of working in the Premier League and commits his future to the Old Lady before they grow restless and look elsewhere themselves.

In turn, Wenger’s decision to keep everyone guessing and waiting could backfire significantly, and the French tactician could be under more pressure than ever before to announce his intentions.

With his contract set to expire this summer, the Gunners boss has come under intense criticism and scrutiny this season with Arsenal seemingly set to fall short in reaching their objectives.

Having been eliminated from the Champions League, they must now focus on finishing in the top four in the Premier League having dropped out last weekend following their loss to Liverpool.

With fans unrest growing each passing week, it’s clear that there are many at the club who want change, but it will be down to Wenger to decide if he moves on, which in turn opens the door for Allegri to try his luck in England.

The Italian has also been linked with the Barcelona post at the end of the season, as noted in the report, so Arsenal would be well-advised to quickly make their decision.

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