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Allardyce hits out at Arsenal

23 January 2013 10:46

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes Arsenal only have themselves to blame for their poor results this season.

Allardyce said the Gunners have landed themselves in this position by continually allowing their best players to leave the club.

Selling Robin van Persie to Manchester United for 24 million pounds was a big mistake, according to the former Blackburn, Bolton and Newcastle manager.

"It's not surprising because I don’t know where you go and buy a player of Van Persie's quality unless you’re going to pay more than £24 million," the 58-year-old told The Sun.

"Everybody says it's great business in terms of his age but it's not really great business for Arsene Wenger when he can't replace the goals that he's lost.

"When you sell your best players, which is not normally expected of Arsenal, then it is difficult to replace them.

"There is no doubt the players who have come in are very good but are they better than the ones they have sold?

"It's a big ask, even for Arsene with his huge recruitment policy, to replace those players immediately."

Allardyce has never won away at Arsenal in his managerial career and hopes the Gunners' current lack of confidence can help him change that record on Wednesday night.

"We also hope the disappointment of their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea means there might be a little lack of confidence," he said.

"If that's the case then we might have a chance of getting a result.

"If Arsenal are on top form, then Arsenal will beat us, no matter how well we play."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
23 January 2013
Game week
19
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
5 - 1
Venue
Emirates Stadium (London)
Attendance
60081

Goals

0 - 1
L. Podolski 22'
(assist by J. Wilshere) 
1 - 1
O. Giroud 47'
(assist by T. Walcott) 
2 - 1
Cazorla 53'
(assist by L. Podolski) 
3 - 1
T. Walcott 54'
(assist by L. Podolski) 
4 - 1
O. Giroud 57'
(assist by L. Podolski) 
5 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

Tuesday 30 September

Monday 29 September

23:48
23:45
23:26
22:57
22:27
22:15
21:48
21:36
21:27
20:40
20:27
19:36
19:19
18:21
17:52
17:32
17:24
17:06
17:02
16:57
16:40
16:18
15:53
15:10
14:48
14:40
14:22
14:21
13:47
13:32
12:58
12:47
12:12
11:58
11:27
10:53
10:43
10:17
10:04
09:45
09:14
08:24
07:04
06:30
06:04
05:40
05:00
04:50
04:14
04:12
04:10
04:03
03:08
03:03
02:39
02:24
01:39
01:32
01:28
00:43
00:00

Sunday 28 September

23:49
23:32
22:24
22:02
21:49
21:43
21:37
20:59
20:52
20:39
20:19
19:54
19:34
18:57
18:41
18:28
17:32
17:19
17:05
16:59
16:33
15:36
15:07
14:27
13:57
13:52
13:16
11:29
10:05
09:46
09:23
09:14
07:31
06:41
06:25
04:46
04:45
04:07
03:17
02:05
01:53
00:55
00:16
00:01

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 6 +12 16
2 6 +7 13
3 6 +5 11
4 6 +4 10
5 6 +2 10
6 6 -3 10
7 6 +2 8
8 6 +1 8
9 6 +0 8
10 6 +0 8
11 6 +0 8
12 6 -1 8
13 6 +0 7
14 6 -1 7
15 6 -2 6
16 6 -2 6
17 6 -1 5
18 6 -9 4
19 6 -7 3
20 6 -7 3

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