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Henry uses Arsenal example to urge Juventus to keep Allegri under fire – ‘we saw that with Arteta’


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Thierry Henry encouraged Juventus to stick with Massimiliano Allegri and he compared them to Arsenal under Mikel Arteta.

Allegri returned to Juventus last year as a replacement for Andrea Pirlo.

Under him they endured a difficult season last term finishing fourth in Serie A and exiting the Champions League in the knockout stages.

Their start to the campaign has been torrid as they find themselves eighth in Serie A. They were also knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.

Naturally, Allegri is under pressure but Fabrizio Romano revealed on Wednesday morning that he has the backing of the Juventus hierarchy.

“No change in the situation of Massimiliano Allegri. Juventus won’t fire him and he won’t leave, despite another disappointing loss to Benfica,” Romano wrote for Caught Offside.

“Andrea Agnelli has confirmed her intention to continue with Allegri, whose current contract expires in June 2025”

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Allegri in recent weeks.

But Henry thinks it would be wise to stay with Allegri. When discussing the manager’s situation, he compared the situation at Juventus to the process Arsenal went through with Arteta.

The Spaniard was under fire last season after three defeats early in the campaign, but the Gunners have been rewarded for supporting him.

Arsenal are now top of the Premier League under Arteta and Henry believes Allegri should be similarly supported.

“We saw it with Arteta,” Henry told CBS Sports.

“It took him two years to put a decent team on the pitch and people were trying, so are you going to stick with the man?

“Aren’t you going to stay with the man?”

Henry also suggested that Zinedine Zidane will ‘wait’ for the job in France instead of joining Juventus.

“Zizou (Zidane) won the Champions League, Zizou proved he could go (to a club like Juventus). He proved he could win at a big club,” Henry continued.

“I’m not going (if Zidane could win at Juventus). I think he’s waiting for the national team (France). So I’m not going.

“I don’t think he will go there (Juventus). I think he is waiting for one thing and one thing only. The national team.

“He won three Champions Leagues with Real Madrid. Why are you going to bother with other clubs when you can have the national team? I wouldn’t.

“He’s been linked with many clubs and it never happened. I don’t think Zizou would want to do it but that’s me talking. Maybe he wants to do it.

“But I can see him waiting for the national team and that would make perfect sense.”

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