Is Massimiliano Allegri the right man to lead Arsenal?

It’s official: Unai Emery has gone and Freddie Ljungberg has taken over temporarily. But the question still remains. Who will lead The Gunners on a permanent basis? Massimiliano Allegri could be one option…

According to The Independent, Arsenal have ‘met’ with Allegri’s intermediaries over a potential move to North London for the Italian. Despite being labelled as the safest and most experienced manager to take over, is Allegri to Arsenal the right move?

Massimiliano Allegri – Trophies and Philosophy

Few in world football seem as prolific in football management as Massimiliano Allegri. The six-time Serie A winner, once with AC Milan and five times with Juventus, has shown his ability to manage large egos, perhaps most evidently in the Netflix’s behind the scenes series, First Team: Juventus. It showed Allegri behind the scenes of a massive club and how well he handles himself under intense pressure. Very interesting and highly recommended.

Tactically, Allegri has contradicted the what many still believe across Italy: That defensive ‘Cantenaccio’ football is the way forward. Preferring a more advanced 4-3-3 formation, the former Sassuolo manager enjoys utilising a ‘number ten’ position in behind the striker. Finally something for Mesut Özil to do!

Mesut Özil has been frozen out by Unai Emery for the past few months.

It would be interesting to see Allegri’s pragmatism, as many believe Arsenal’s squad is simply not good enough. Furthermore, should he come in before January, we can see how his acquisitions shape his preferred style of play. Overall, Allegri’s attacking style seems to fit Arsenal’s philosophy perfectly. He looks like the right man for the job.

With reports that Massimiliano Allegri has been taking English lessons, will we see him on the Emirates touchline sooner rather than later? There is a suggestion that Ole Gunnar Solksjær is running out of time at Manchester United, and that the 52-year-old could have a significant interest in that role. For now, we have to wait and see what unfolds over the coming days…

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