Massimiliano Allegri insists he is ‘happy’ at Juventus
The 50-year-old has steered Juve to a seventh consecutive Serie A title and is a reported target for the Gunners, whose manager Arsene Wenger stood down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge.
However, Allegri does not appear to be going anywhere, as he revealed his intention to start planning for next season with club officials.
He said in quotes reported by Juve’s official Twitter feed: “I am happy at Juventus and I have an excellent relationship with the club.
Next week, I’ll meet with the club as we start to make the team competitive again just like every year.”
Juventus face Hellas Verona on Saturday in their final match of the Serie A season.
The Turin giants also won the Coppa Italia but were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage. The Spanish side also beat Allegri’s men in last season’s final.
Allegri added: “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.”
Latest reports have claimed former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is close to being appointed as Wenger’s successor in the Emirates Stadium hotseat.