Allegri too drastic a manager change from Wenger for Arsenal?

Of course the Arsenal fans and everyone concerned with Arsenal Football Club expects and wants change at the top, which is why Arsene Wenger has finally been forced to accept that he is no longer the right person to be manager of the Gunners.

Some fans want wholesale changes, though, while others are hoping for more of the swashbuckling style of football that Le Prof became famous for, with a bit more desire and defensive steel to get rid of the soft centre. If that is what the club’s top brass want as well, which I personally assume they do, then the choice of who to replace Wenger with is a very tricky one to make.

A lot of football pundits and journalists seem to think that the current Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is the top target and with a fifth Italian title about to come his way it is hard to deny his credentials. The question for me, however, is how the players so used to Wenger’s managerial style will react to Allegri, with stories about him including swearing at Bonucci and almost starting a fight with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

I would love to think that the likes of Ozil would be shaken and stirred into action by Allegri’s ways but I have my doubts to be honest. Is he too big a change? Would the more sedate Luis Enrique be an easier transition for the Arsenal players to cope with?



  1. Sue says:

    I always thought he’d be the sort the Arsenal board would go for…. please don’t let us down! I would love for him to take over

  2. ThirdManJW says:

    Well if those stories are true about Allegri, then bring him in! Our players need a good boot up the backside!

    1. Andrew E says:


    2. Frank Wilcox says:

      Amen brother amen

  3. Durand says:

    Bring Allegri in with healy supply of rockets.

    First few training sessions should be wake up call for our bunch. Weed out the soft, pampered, whiney millionaires and replace with footballers willing to fight; for pride and positions.

    I don’t care how players “cope” with Allegri ( if he signs). As a bunch underperforming comes to mind, and after years of excuses and coddling now either carry your weight or carry your a$$ elsewhere.

  4. Andrew E says:

    I’d prefer ‘shaken and stirred’ to ‘sedate’. Allegri would be my choice, if we ever get him is another
    matter. I’m convinced he would get the best out of Ozil whose style is very similar to Andrea Pirlo who was managed by Allegri. With his track record he would command immediate respect from the players and his style of football reminds me of the way we used to play when we were winning titles.

    I am not really bothered about whether or not the players can cope with drastic change, if they can’t they should not be playing in the EPL. Man City under Pellegrini compared to Guardiola is the case in point!!

    1. Enagic says:

      The only frustrating issue had been keep same players in the past five years even if some or most of them dont have a quality to put up against big and good teams and recently even small mid table ones!!

  5. barryglik says:

    This is a major rebuild project
    not suitable for managers used to
    taking over star studded teams.
    The team is a shambles.
    14 years with out the PL title. 2nd year in a row in Europa.
    Never won the CL. The invincibles are a distant memory.
    Kroenke and the fans do not expect titles.
    6th is the new normal.
    Also a lot of work has been done for him.
    Walcott Giroud Chamberlain Coquelin Gabriel Gibbs are already gone.
    Mertz retired. Perez Campbell Jenkinson will be let go.
    Koz +Cazorla have been injured out of contention.
    Cech is 35 Ospina is struggling Monreal is 32.
    To be fair the new manager is lucky
    because expectations are at their lowest since 1985.

    1. Enagic says:

      Next after season is over Welbeck, Ozil, and either Ramsey or Wilshire and Elneny should be heading out of the door the person who has been protecting this group of players is gone we really need to care about Arsenal 1st and bring in good players who can help bring our image back among europen elite clubs

      1. Alex says:

        Ramsey head out of the door? How about you change club as a fan?

  6. John Ibrahim says:

    Well….how many players in the squad can speak or understand Italian?

    the board may have to hire a good translator as well….

    not many fans have actually thought of that…..pretty different from Fifa18

    1. Enagic says:

      Language barrier can be a problem too since we really dont know for sure who is coming in it has been a guessing work

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        Sometimes it work sometime it doesn’t……..depends on who the translator is and how many translators there is

        1. Enagic says:

          The main language here john, is quality and balance on 1st eleven and good bench, if we dont bring in good players who understand football we will be back where we are now and may end up fire our new coach/manager but i have higher hopes with Sven because he did it with B.dortmund

          1. John Ibrahim says:

            True ……Mislintat is a good addition….

            since 2008 we hardly bring in any talents apart from Carzola and the established ones such as Ozil and Sanchez……

          2. Ozziegunner says:

            Allegri has been learning English. All he has to do is be able to communicate as well as Conte. Remember Arsenal already has many players whose first language is not English. Football is the language.

          3. John Ibrahim says:

            thats the problem….can he speak french, german and spanish?

          4. Ozziegunner says:

            John, Juventus also has a multinational/lingual squad and Allegri has won four italian leagues and cups with them, so I don’t see a problem. I just hope he comes to Arsenal.

          5. John Ibrahim says:

            some foreign players are able to speak Italian after playing in Italy for a while or learnt Italian…..

            the question is the board willing to hire the translators ?

    2. Malcolm Townsend says:

      Allegri has been taking English lessons

  7. Enagic says:

    Low profile name should be just fine the main problem here is what kind of players are we going to bring in and this will be a huge task for Sven we have to wait and see

    1. Alex says:

      Hey there Mr Obvious!

  8. barryglik says:

    I believe we should go for youth
    and a “coach” who can actually coach
    not some one who simply buys
    super stars and lets them play.
    Jardim from Monaco is my preferred “coach”
    Sell Cech Ospina Mustafi 30m Monreal Xhaka 25m
    Elneny 10m Ramsey 25m Wilshere 10m Ozil 25m Wellbeck 15m.
    Auba 40m Mkhi 15m = 195m. Salaries saved 55m Total 250m
    Invest in the youth system.
    Martinez Macey.
    Bellerin Chambers Mavro Holding Bielic Kolasinac T.Bola.
    Niles Nelson Nwakali Iwobi Willock Lacazette Nketiah.
    Buy Oxford 15m Fosu-Mensa 15m
    Jardim and Sven can buy 5 young players from Europe they know about = 75m.
    105m transfers + 30m new salaries =135m
    Net profit = 115m.
    Year 1=top 6.
    Year 2=Top 4
    Year 3= Win title.

    1. Enagic says:

      Agree with you on Jardim 100% but for the players you just mention we will be below average in terms of football beating who?? mandrid, barca, manu/city and liverpool with those players i hope i am wrong on this

      1. barryglik says:

        Not really.
        All the “stars” in football
        were nobody to start with.
        Martinez +Macey could become a De Gea.
        Mavopanos could become a Hummels.
        Bola could become a Cole
        Niles Oxford Fosu-mensa could become Vieira Casemiro or Vidal.
        Nelson could become the next Willian.
        Nwakali cold become the next Coutinho.
        Nketiah the next Lacazette.
        On the out side of Emirates it reads
        “We don’t buy stars we make them”
        It is about time we walked the talk.

        1. Enagic says:

          So the way you sound wants arsenal to be run as an academy?

    2. Alex says:

      Sell Auba and Mkhi?! Please retreat back into your cave and continue smoking your weed.

    3. Neil says:

      And if Wenger was doing this you would be up in arms but here you are proposing the same !

  9. Enagic says:

    We need to shop in Germany, France,Belgium, Spain and Portugal we should be able to get players below 20mln who have good quality to play for Arsenal

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Exactly…we need quality scouts…

      Mislintat is a good addition….

      1. Enagic says:

        I think Arsenal board had to come down on this one they have been so patience for few seasons after being promised miracle for every new season in the past

  10. Enagic says:

    We really need to go big! is not a one man show any more, madrid, barca and City have more than three quality players on one position and there is a reason why pep keep stocking up his squad, in our side if we loose our super star in 1st an average player will come in or a kid who is not ready for 1st team will come in – that has been a problem for over a decade now

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      City has more than just 3…..the entire squad is just like Fifa 18 All Star….

      They can sign the top 25 best players in the world if financial rules allow….

      They have a wealthy and supporting owner that would spend very big for their manager

      1. Enagic says:

        But germany has a lot of qality players on cheap and may be lets wait and see what Sven will do quality wins you something but at arsenal we been having quantity including buying prayers who cant get a work permit and send em out on loan

      2. Kedar says:

        Thats why that Overrate so Called wold class Manager Pep Joined City…. He cannot win anything win without Money… Barcelona,Bayern and Now City…. Let him Manage club like Arsenal with Financial Constraints… Then you can witness how his tactics fell all over the place…

        1. John Ibrahim says:

          totally agree on this…..

          Pep is a good coach but however he has been managing clubs that has already has heaps of quality players and no financial constraints….

          Barca, Bayern and now City….

          to build a quality team….a manager may need 3 to 5 years…..

          At City he has heaps of financial help to build a team……

          20 players signed in 3 transfer windows and 500million spent…..not every club can do that….

          This summer there will be even more spending and quality players coming in…..

  11. Ozziegunner says:

    I also believe Arsenal must scout better in South America and the lower leagues un the UK for “rough diamonds”.

  12. Kedar says:

    Why would Allegri would join small club like Arsenal when he is having Chelse’s option in front of him…. By Joining Chelsea he can enjoy more money and more as per his tactics….
    Why he would take headache like Arsenal….

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      Maybe he doesn’t want to be on edge waiting for the sword of Democles to ultimately come from the Chelsea management, regardless of performance. Unlike Chelsea, Arsenal is not a revolving door for managers.

  13. tat says:

    I decided to support chealsea this weekend. i hope Giroud will score right in front of alexis

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Surprisingly……Giroud is Chelsea number 1 striker….

      Arsenal fans have been saying hes not good enough……

      1. Mickew says:

        You’re right, he’s not good enough, at Chelsea he’s competing with Morata who is poor, at Arsenal we have Pea and lacca who are far better.

      2. Durand says:

        Giroud not good enough. They couldnt get past spuds for 4th, and Giroud reminds me why he’s not good enough.

        Sell him EVERYTIME if it means Auba comes. 8 goals 4 assists for Auba, Giroud went 16 games without a goal. Bet you NEVER see Laca or Auba go 16 games without a goal at Arsenal.

        Glad Giroud is gone, definitely not worth a 30 yr old striker with no pace or technique, best used as target man slowing down attackers. He can score headers (occasionally), but so can Peter Crouch

  14. AndersS says:

    Allegri is winner and he has taken Juventus far in Champions League in spite of the fact, that they have had relatively small funds to work with
    So he is exactly what we need.
    My concern is, would managing Arsenal be attractive for him?
    We have become a midtable team because we allowed Wenger to drag us down for too long, and that makes the road back up very long.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      Juventus are owned and backed by the Agnelli family

      very supporting owner……

  15. Nothing changed says:

    I think it would be a mistake to think that Allegri would want to come manage Arsenal. No CL, no budget and small club compared to Juve.

  16. Meja says:

    Allegri is the type of manager who plays a player at his natural possition unlike wenger who keeps shifting players from their natural possition. Recently he said that he selects his team based on his instings and the previous performance. He also posseses a bucketful of tactics and that makes him the best manager #arsenal needs according to me. Equally we also need to invest heavily in the squad; bring oblack/leno, mahrez, 2 or 1 powerful centrebacks and a commanding defensive mid

  17. Mikekobi says:

    I don’t care what he is, just bring him in, our players are too lazy due to the style of training Wenger give to them, we need a hard manager who doesn’t give a shit who u are.
    Report said arteta is now the favorite to be Wengers successor and i wonder if that’s true? That means no CL for the next 2 season. It’s unfortunate the board want who they can toy and play with. They know allegri will be too hard on them. I hope juventus won’t offer allegri another big contract after hving a meeting with juventus.

  18. Aussie Jack says:

    For what it`s worth Patrick Vieira would be my choice.

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