Allardyce: Arsenal defensively weak

Allardyce: Arsenal defensively weak

03 Feb, 10:45

Sam Allardyce thinks Arsenal are weak defensively.

Arsenal take on Everton on Saturday and Allardyce says he will target Wenger’s men on the counter-attack at the Emirates. His opinion sounds right as the Gunners have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven games, conceding 34 goals, the most of the top seven teams in each of Europe’s big five leagues. Well, Arsenal boss did admit on Friday that his side has to find a solution to their defensive problems and Toffees boss wants to add to the issues following the north London side’s 1-3 defeat to Swansea.

"Arsenal's attacking force has always been what you have to manage. They haven't scored as many goals as they have done in recent years at this stage of the season which gives us an opportunity to try and shut them out,” said Allardyce.

“ I think that while it was away from home the other night, we studied the Swansea performance where Swansea managed to get a result against them but the Emirates is a different kettle of fish,” he added.

Arsenal will face their ex-star Theo Walcott who joined Everton during the January transfer window  and Allardyce may look to use him in a bid to claim a point away from home.

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