Massimiliano Allegri expects to stay at Juventus amid Arsenal speculation

during the serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Turin, Italy.
Image: Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with Arsenal's vacant managerial role

Massimiliano Allegri has indicated his intention to stay at Juventus amid speculation linking him with Arsenal.

The 50-year-old steered Juve to a seventh consecutive Serie A title this season and is a reported target for the Gunners, who are looking for a successor to Arsene Wenger after his 22-year reign in charge came to an end.

Juventus' season will come to a close after their league encounter against Hellas Verona on Saturday.

"Next week I will meet the club to see the plans and understand what the club wants to do in order to make Juventus competitive next season, as Juventus have always done."
Massimiliano Allegri

"Very high. Very high. I have never had doubts about it," said Allegri, on Friday, about the likelihood of him remaining in charge.

"Next week I will meet the club to see the plans and understand what the club wants to do in order to make Juventus competitive next season, as Juventus have always done.

"Now we have to get ready for tomorrow's celebrations."

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Image: Arsenal are in the process of appointing Arsene Wenger's successor

In further quotes posted on Juventus' official Twitter account from Allegri's pre-match press conference, he added: "It's always our objective to work hard to create Juventus history.

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"That boils down to determination, sacrifice and confidence in our own abilities. It's in the difficult moments that I actually have more fun."

Gianluigi Buffon announced his 17-year career as a Juventus player will come to an end at the weekend and Allegri is determined his side finish with a clean sheet, with the 40-year-old set to lift the Serie A trophy one final time for the Turin-based club.

Gigi Buffon had a better end to the week
Image: Gigi Buffon will make his final appearance for Juventus on Saturday

"If we don't concede any goals tomorrow, we would become the team that hasn't conceded goals in the most games. It would be an important record for all the Italian leagues," he said.

"So it would be another important goal for us, also to allow Gigi (Buffon) to end his experience with Juventus in the best way."

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