West Brom boss Sam Allardyce insists Arsenal are in a relegation battle.
The Gunners are 15th within the desk having misplaced 5 of their final seven Primmer League matches.
Allardyce, who has by no means suffered relegation along with his seven earlier top-flight golf equipment, changed Slaven Bilic on the Hawthorns final week.
The Baggies are 5 factors from security after 14 video games and host Arsenal on January 2.
Requested if he views the Gunners as a relegation rival, Allardyce stated: “If they’re within the backside eight for the time being, sure, completely.
“They’ve solely received possibly one within the final 10 or so, and it seems their huge outcomes have come within the Europa League.
“And naturally getting beat once more final evening, though it’s not within the league, because it does with our gamers, drains the boldness of Arsenal’s gamers, after all it should.
“As a result of they’ll be questioning what has hit them, why they’re down there, and what it’s going to take to get out of that place.
“I do know what it takes, I hope I can persuade the gamers to answer what I say on what it takes to get out of it.
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“I hope we will push on Arsenal once they play us as a result of they’ve bought a insecurity, and attempt to beat them – or anyone within the backside eight.”
He added: “[Arsenal boss] Mikel Arteta wouldn’t suppose they’d be in that place at this second in time, however he appears a powerful character, appears to not transfer away from what his beliefs are – which is what all of us must do.”