Arsenal and Antonio Conte have not reached an agreement as previously reported by various media outlets.
The news making round revealed that the club and the former Chelsea manager had reached a verbal agreement and was looking forward to replacing Mikel Arteta come October.
“There’s absolutely NO pre agreement between Antonio Conte and Arsenal. Conte has no verbal/pre agreement with any club and he’s free.
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Federico Pastorello – agent close to Conte since years – confirms to Freddie Paxton: “Rumours about Arsenal pre-deal are not true”.Said Fabrizo Romano.
Arsenal are reported to have issued the Spaniard an ultimatum come October that he should turn around results or else face the exit. The next three matches are crucial for Arteta as the club sits bottom of the league table.
So far, the Gunners have lost three of their first matches against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City without netting a single goal in all the three matches.
In their last 5-0 demolition against Manchester City, Arsenal fans were so angered by the results that they cheered Manchester City when they netted their fourth goal.
Director of football Edu is also under pressure to bring in experienced players to turn around the results with fans questioning the recent transfer involving young signing who are unlikely to beat the likes of Cristiano and Lukaku.
Back at Chelsea, Conte helped them clinch a Premier League tittle and an FA Cup before facing the axe. Recently he turned down an offer to manage Tottenham choosing to remain a free agent.