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].”
Minnesota United fans explains strange anti-Wenger protest
A section of Arsenal fans have been left disgruntled by manager Arsene Wenger and they have not been shy to vent their frustrations at the Frenchman publicly through the usage of banners and protest marches.
It is not just Arsenal supporters in England who are trying to pressure Wenger into leaving and it emerged recently that a fan of Minnesota United held aloft a ‘Wenger Out’ sign during the club’s debut game in the MLS.
The image has gone viral and the fan, Jake Wythers, has explained the logic behind the protest against Wenger all the way in the United States.
He told The Telegraph, "I've watched good and bad Arsenal teams growing up and there always seems to be some kind of 'Wenger Out' noise after a bad result. But in my opinion, it is now warranted. Hopefully they will make a coaching change.
"I thought it would be funny or ironic to bring that sign to non-Arsenal affiliated events. So I took it to Minnesota Timberwolves game and a Minnesota Wild ice hockey game and now to the United game.
"I thought it would make some people laugh or make some Arsenal fans strike up a conversation and that is what it's been doing."
Agent confirms Arsenal’s interest in Berkay Ozcan
While the uncertainty surrounding the future of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal continues, it has not stopped the Gunners being linked with a number of players and young Berkay Ozcan is being touted for a move to the Emirates Stadium at the moment.
The rumor has been fueled by the player’s agent, Baris Yukselsen, who has claimed that Arsenal hold an interest in the 19-year-old VfB Stuttgart wonderkid. Yukselsen allegedly told Football London, “Many top clubs are interested at Berkay. Arsenal has Berkay on its list, but at the moment he is focusing on Stuttgart’s resurgence.”