Arsenal in talks with potential Wenger successor


The Arsenal camp remains split on Arsene Wenger’s future following the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Le Professeur is reluctant to discuss his future, and that uncertainty seems to be having a worrying effect on the players.

The Sun report that club officials have now started speaking to representatives of Juventus boss Max Allegri about the possibility of him taking the reins next season.

The Italian is looking forward to a hugely successful end of season with the Old Lady on course for their sixth successive Scudetto.

Having beaten Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, they also look like serious European contenders.

Allegri would be giving all that up were he to move to north London at the end of the season.


The Gunners’ awful form since the turn of the year has brought calls for change from supporters disgruntled at their failure to win a league title since 2004.

One important change could be decisive for Wenger himself. The Frenchman is reluctant to work under a director of football, but after a series of disappointing signings – Granit Xhaka being the most obvious this season – Arsenal would reportedly like Marc Overmars to come in to fill that role.

It’s a model that has divided English football. Over at Tottenham, numerous managers have fought with Daniel Levy over his various technical directors, and Wenger is likely to be no different. At this rate, however, he may not be in charge to make that decision.

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