Looking at Arsenal now, our standing in the Premier League and world football, I don’t think there will be any fan that will want to continue seeing Unai Emery as our manager. At the time when Arsene Wenger resigned as the club’s manager, Emery had looked like he was here to save the day but right now, we can’t even see him able to save his own job.
In the last two seasons of Arsene Wenger in the club, things had gone bad and Emery had seemed to look like the guy that would come in and fix all of that but today, things don’t seem to be getting better but getting worse instead.
We are still not in the Champions League and with how we are struggling to stay afloat in the Premier League, a top-four finish that can guarantee us a place in Europe’s top competition isn’t sure either. We currently sit eight position in the Premier League with eight points away from the fourth position and we are currently on a run of bad form.
The club has played a total of 13 games in the Premier League and has won only four, leaving us at 18 points and eight in the Premier League table standing. Switching from Arsene Wenger to Unai Emery is like going from the frying pan to the fire.
With rumors making rounds of Emery’s sack imminent, fans have been sizing up options on who to take over at the Emirates and I can’t think of a better option than 52-year-old former Italian footballer, Massimilano Allegri who recently managed Juventus.
Let’s look into Allegri’s track record and see why the Arsenal’s shoe will be a perfect fit for him.
One of Juventus’ most successful managers
We didn’t just start calling him one of the greatest and most successful managers in Juventus for nothing. The title was well earned after the Italian led Juventus to their third consecutive domestic double – Serie A and Copa Italia – in an uncommon feat in Italian football.
Truly, Allegri had met some players who were already used to winning under Antonio Conte but the Tuscan tactician introduced his own methods and established it in the squad, guiding them to two Champions League finals in three seasons while also winning the Italian Super Cup in 2015.
A former midfielder who enjoyed a 19-year professional playing career, the Livorno-born coach first came to national prominence in 2008, when he masterminded an historic promotion into Serie B for Sassuolo.
His achievements with the Neroverdi attracted the attentions of Cagliari and he would lead the Sardinian side to a highly respectable ninth-place finish in 2008/09 which goes to prove that he can thrive under harsh conditions.
This makes the current Arsenal shoes fit for him to wear as the kind of coach Arsenal needs right now is the one that can face and handle challenges.
One thing that is certain is that Arsenal needs a change and we are likely to see that change very soon. Should Massimilano Allegri be that change, it is very likely for Arsenal to see the development we have been yearning for start happening at the club.