Pressure is mounting on Unai Emery after Arsenal’s disappointing 2-2 draw against relegation candidates Southampton on the weekend.
The Gunners have now failed to win their last five Premier League games which has seriously dented their hopes of mounting a challenge for a top four spot this season.
Here’s what McGarry had to say on Arsenal’s apparent hunt for a new manager:
“The representatives of former Juventus boss Max Allegri, who Duncan (Castles) revealed a few weeks ago is living in London and learning English, have been contacted by Arsenal with regards to the possibility of taking over at the Emirates.”
“We can also tell you that an unscheduled board meeting between the Arsenal directors is due to take place in the next 48 hours to discuss the current plight and the possible replacement of Emery as head coach.”
Allegri would be a fine candidate to replace Emery, the Italian left Serie A champions Juventus this summer, and has been on a break from football.
With McGarry hinting that the expert tactician is learning English and that he’s been living in London, it seems as though he would be the best option to take the reins at the Emirates.
Former club captain Mikel Arteta has been heavily linked with the position but Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hinted to press, as per the Independent, that our ex-midfielder would be staying at the Etihad until the end of the season.
Does that mean that Allegri is now our main target? Or does it mean we are stuck with Emery until the summer?