SAM ALLARDYCE says struggling Arsenal are ‘completely’ West Brom’s relegation rivals this season.
Huge Sam has simply been appointed Baggies boss and has already caught the knife into the struggling Gunners who’re fifteenth at Christmas.
New West Brom boss Sam Allardyce says Arsenal are completely their relegation rivalsCredit score: PA
Mikel Arteta’s struggling Gunners are fifteenth at ChristmasCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Allardyce changed Slaven Bilic on the Hawthornes final week with the Midlands facet within the relegation zone.
They’re nineteenth with seven factors after losing 3-0 at home to Aston Villa in Allardyce’s first game in charge.
However they’re simply 4 locations and 7 factors behind Arteta’s facet who’ve had their worst begin to a marketing campaign since 1974-75.
Requested if he views the North Londoners as relegation rivals forward of the Baggies’ journey to Liverpool on December 27, Allardyce stated: “If they’re within the backside eight in the mean time, sure. Completely.
“Getting overwhelmed once more [Arsenal’s 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Man City] – despite the fact that it isn’t within the league – because it does with our gamers, drains the boldness of Arsenal’s gamers. In fact it is going to.
“They are going to be questioning what’s hit them, they are going to be questioning why they’re down there.
“They are going to be questioning what it will take to get out of that place.
“I do know what it takes, I hope I can persuade the gamers to answer what I say on what it takes to get out of it.
How a Tremendous-computer has predicted the Premier League will take a look at the tip of the season
“I hope that we will push at Arsenal after they play us as a result of they’ve a insecurity, and attempt to beat them or anyone within the backside eight.”
SunSport revealed a Premier League Super-computer’s prediction of the table at the end of the season – with Arsenal coming sixteenth and West Brom nonetheless happening.
However Allardyce – who has by no means been relegated from the Prem as a supervisor – has religion in his potential to maintain the Baggies up.
He added: “The place we’re in and what number of factors we have with the video games performed makes it as tough a job as I’ve ever had.
“The one approach to overcome that’s clearly these gamers right here in the mean time play higher, be extra organised and be extra constant in the way in which that they play to get factors on the board as shortly as potential.
“After which clearly by the tip of this month the window will probably be open.
“Doing commerce in January is perhaps an important a part of whether or not we will keep within the league or not.”
Allardyce is in line for a £1.5million bonus if he keeps West Brom up.
⚽ Learn our Arsenal live blog for the most recent information from The Emirates