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Sam Allardyce Urging Arsenal To Stick With Arsene Wenger


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Reports have emerged claiming that Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says Arsenal should stick with Arsene Wenger.

Wenger, who has been in charge for nearly 20 years, is facing demands to go from elements at the Emirates.

But Allardyce, whose side host Arsenal today, said: “Arsene is going to be there until – the very least – 2017, because that’s when his contract runs out.

“Whether he or the board decide it’s time to move on will depend on his last season – he’s going to be in the Champions League again by the looks of it.

“He will be hurting badly, I think, knowing this season was his best chance to win the Premier League again. Rightly, he’s sticking up for himself and his players.

“Deep down, I think they all know it was their chance to have the crown jewels in terms of the Premier League this season.

“But I think it would be very dangerous to change Arsene Wenger. Who’s available and who do you get? It won’t be Jose Mourinho, will it, because of the Chelsea-Arsenal thing?

“Would they be brave enough to get another unknown like Arsene was when he first went there? I think the game has changed so much that it would be a huge risk for Arsenal.”