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Allegri intends to stay at 'top-level' Juventus amid Arsenal links

Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed he plans to stay at Juventus, seemingly ending speculation linking the Italian with a move to Arsenal.

Allegri, who has won the Serie A and Coppa Italia double in each of his two seasons at Juve, had been strongly rumoured to be a frontrunner to succeed Arsene Wenger should the Frenchman depart the Emirates Stadium at the end of his contract, which expires following the 2016-17 campaign. 

But after seeing Juve remain on track for the treble by beating Napoli 5-4 on aggregate in Wednesday's Coppa Italia semi-final at Stadio San Paolo, Allegri committed his future to the club.

"My intention is to continue with Juventus, because I am happy here," Allegri said after his side's 3-2 loss on the night.

"I haven't met with the club yet, as there are other priorities, but then we'll sit down and evaluate things.

"This team has great potential, a mixture of experience and youth. Above all Juventus are a top-level club and there are few out there who could be considered better."

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Juve struggled to hold Napoli at bay despite Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice against his old club, but Allegri insisted he was not concerned by his team's performance.

"It's a good result, especially after two very tough games," Allegri said. "We played better compared to Sunday [a 1-1 league draw at Napoli], then made life complicated for ourselves with the error [by goalkeeper Neto] for 2-2.

"We didn't have the strength to pile forward anymore and I had no real substitutes left, but overall it was a good performance and we ran few risks after going 3-2 down. It was a game we could've won, but the objective was to reach the final.

"Higuain had a good week of work on international duty and you can see how hard he trained, because he looked really sharp in front of goal. Overall it was a good performance and I am not worried, because we were the ones who let Napoli back into the game."

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