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West Brom boss Allardyce: Arsenal our relegation rival


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Fútbol World Cup Thursday, December 24, 2020

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce considers Arsenal as one of his relegation rivals.

The Gunners are only four points above the drop and seven ahead of West Brom, who play Liverpool on Sunday.

Asked if he saw Arsenal as a rival in the battle for Premier League survival, Allardyce said: "If they are in the bottom eight at the moment, yes. Absolutely."

He added: "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."


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