Following a poor run of results, pressure on Mikel Arteta has started to grow at Arsenal.
Despite claims the Spaniard’s job is safe for the time being, with the Gunners likely to give him more time to implement everything he wants to do at the club, patience will start to run thin if things don’t improve down the line.
That’s the case with any big club, regardless of how young or promising the manager is, which is why they wouldn’t be blamed to be thinking about the worst case scenario.
This would be sacking the former Pep Guardiola assistant manager and replacing him with someone else, and Calciomercato.it believe Max Allegri is the favourite.
They claim on Wednesday that the Gunners have placed the ex-Juventus man ‘at the top of their list’, with Edu Gaspar ‘probing several managers’ ahead of potentially sacking Arteta.
It’s stated Allegri was ‘already courted’ by Arsenal in the past, but this latest offer has seen him being proposed to ‘enter the race to get to know the environment and the squad at his disposal before then aiming for prestigious positions starting from the 2021-22 season onwards’.
The article points out Arteta will be given the games against Burnley, Southampton and Everton to turn things around, ‘but the choices made so far, including keeping a player like Özil out of the team, have also soured relations within the dressing room’.
Should results not arrive, ‘then his position will become extremely complicated and the Max Allegri solution could be the most ready for Arsenal’.