Arsenal receive boost in Allegri chase

 

It is very unclear as to whether Arsene Wenger will depart from his role as manager of Arsenal at the end of the season but if indeed he does, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has been touted as one of the Gunners’ main targets.

Now in a huge boost to Arsenal’s hopes of signing Allegri, the Italian manager’s respected mentor, Giovanni Galeone, has urged the 49-year-old to leave the comforts of Juventus and challenge himself at the Emirates Stadium next season.

Galeone told II Messaggero (via the Metro), “I do not know if his cycle with Juventus is over but I told him: ‘After winning so much, it’s time so say enough!’ It’s not easy to leave Juventus but I hope he will go abroad. I think he’d do better in England than in Spain.

“[Arsenal are] a historic club. It will depend on Wenger’s decision. Massimiliano could build an exciting, fun team keeping with tradition there. Arsenal have players that could adapt to his style. It could be [a good fit].”

Arsenal to make £8.7 million offer for La Liga defender

The central defensive position has been one of the problem areas for Arsenal during the current campaign and it does look very likely that the Gunners will be recruiting the services of a new centre-back next summer.

A host of names have been linked with a transfer to Arsenal over the past few weeks and now according to reports from Spanish publication Marca (via the Daily Mirror), the North London side are eyeing up a swoop for Eibar defender Florian Lejeune to strengthen their backline.

Lejeune has impressed for the Spanish minnows this season since joining from Manchester City over the summer and it has been reported that Arsenal are set to place a bid of around £8.7 million in an attempt to sign the 25-year-old next season.

Arsenal want Everton midfielder

Arsenal spent around £35 million to acquire the services of Granit Xhaka over the summer but it has to be said that the Swiss international has not been able to justify such a huge price tag since his arrival to the Emirates Stadium.

While Xhaka is a talented player, his rash tackling has been a real cause for concern and it is believed that Arsenal will look to sign another defensive midfielder as an alternative to the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach star for next season.

In surprise reports from the Sun, revelations have now been made that Arsenal are currently considering a move for Everton man Idrissa Gueye.

Gueye has impressed for Everton this season after joining from Championship side Aston Villa and the report states that Arsenal have identified the 27-year-old as the ideal player to add power to the Gunners’ midfield, which has struggled this season.

Milan keen on signing ‘unhappy’ Perez

 

Arsenal splashed around £18 million to secure the services of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna during the summer and it has to be said that the Spaniard has made a good impression whenever he has had the chance to feature for the Gunners.

However, Perez has been limited to only two starts in the Premier League since his arrival and the lack of regular minutes on the pitch is said to have left the 28-year-old frustrated.

There is now a strong possibility that Perez might end up leaving Arsenal at the end of the season after only a solitary year at the club and the Daily Mirror have reported that Italian giants AC Milan are interested in a swoop for the attacker.

It is clear to see that Alexis Sanchez is currently not happy at Arsenal and there have been widespread rumors that the Chilean has fallen out with manager Arsene Wenger.

Now in an update to the Sanchez situation, the Daily Mirror have claimed that the attacker’s attitude has not impressed his Arsenal teammates and that he is currently becoming an outcast in the dressing room due to the sulking on the pitch as well as during training.

A dressing-room source told the Daily Mirror, “Alexis is being moody and disruptive and it’s getting to the rest of the squad. The players are getting fed-up with it. If it came to a straight choice between which side to choose, there is no doubt they would back the manager.”