Sam Allardyce Taunts Arsenal When Asked If He Sees Them As Relegation Candidates
West Brom manager Sam Allardyce says he sees Mikel Arteta's struggling Arsenal as relegation candidates.
Arsenal currently occupy 15th place in the Premier League table with 14 points to their name, just four points clear of the drop zone.
As for The Baggies, they're 19th - seven points behind the Gunners who travel to the Midlands next weekend.
Ahead of their league meeting at The Hawthorns, 'Big Sam' has taunted Arsenal by considering them as a relegation rival.
Asked Sam Allardyce if @Arsenal were rivals at bottom: "Absolutely. They haven't won a PL game for almost double figures (is seven, one win in 10). Getting beaten last night, even though not in PL drains confidence of Arsenal's players. They will be wondering what has hit them"- Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 23, 2020
"If they are in the bottom eight at the moment, yes. Absolutely," he said when asked if Arsenal were rivals at the bottom.
"Getting beaten [by Manchester City], even though it is not in the Premier League, as it would do with ours, drains the confidence of Arsenal's players.
"They will be wondering what has hit them. They will be wondering why they are down there.
"They will be wondering what it takes to get out of that position.
"I know what it takes. I hope to convince my players to respond to that."
Allardyce hopes to take advantage of their poor run of form when they meet on January 2.
The 66-year-old added: "I hope we can push at Arsenal, when we play them, because they have a lack of confidence.
"We will try to beat them, or anybody in the bottom eight."
Slaven Bilic was sacked after securing a point against Manchester City with Allardyce losing his first game in charge to Aston Villa.
West Brom resume their league campaign at Anfield before hosting Leeds United with relegation rivals Arsenal their first game of 2021.
Arsenal, on the other hand, host Chelsea on Boxing Day then take on Brighton before facing West Brom.
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