Arsenal fans take solace in sending Sam Allardyce to the Championship


Arsenal fans take solace in sending Sam Allardyce to the Championship as Saka stands out once again

 

Arsenal got the better of West Bromwich Albion this evening, with the club’s fans having since taken to social media in their numbers, to poke fun at Sam Allardyce.

Willian breaks his duck

The Gunners were back in action a short time ago.

Mikel Arteta and co. welcomed West Brom to the Emirates, for a Premier League clash.

The matchup, in truth, was of little importance to the hosts, who were playing for pride on the back of an embarrassing exit from Europe during the week.

The visiting Baggies, on the other hand, were aware that defeat this evening would see their relegation to the Championship confirmed.

And, when all was said and done in north London, this is precisely what came to unfold.

An entertaining affair eventually saw Arsenal emerge on the right side of a 3-1 scoreline, to climb back above Leeds into 9th in the English top-flight table.

Emile Smith Rowe opened the game’s scoring shortly before the half-hour mark, lashing home Bukayo Saka’s delivery from the left to bag his first-ever Premier League goal:

Nicolas Pepe was next up, bending a stunning effort beyond the clutches of Sam Johnstone and into the top corner of the visitors’ net.

West Brom, to their credit, did manage to pull one back a little over twenty minutes from time, when Matheus Pereira continued to impress with the 10th goal of a fine individual campaign.

But Arsenal killed off any remaining hope of a comeback in the matchup’s dying moments, when Willian stepped up to curl home the first goal of his stint with the Gunners, courtesy of a superb free-kick:

Saka starring/Allardyce targeted

On the back of the action coming to a close in the capital, though, it is not Willian, nor fellow goalscorers Smith Rowe or Pepe who have taken the plaudits.

Instead, it has been youngster Bukayo Saka.

The 19-year-old was forced into an unfavoured left-back berth this evening, with Kieran Tierney having not been fit enough for a 2nd successive start.

And Saka, as seems to be the case no matter where he plays, went on to thoroughly impress, giving rise to a series of eye-catching statistics surrounding the production of Arsenal’s crown jewel:

Saka praise aside, though, the Gunners faithful have also taken to social media in their numbers for a very different reason.

This comes with supporters of Mikel Arteta’s men having taken solace for another hugely underwhelming campaign in sending a Sam Allardyce-led side back to the Championship, for the first time in his managerial career:

 

 

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 35 46 80
2 Manchester United FC 34 31 70
3 Chelsea FC 35 23 64
4 Leicester City FC 35 20 63
5 West Ham United FC 34 11 58
6 Liverpool FC 34 18 57
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 20 56
8 Everton FC 33 3 52
9 Leeds United 35 0 50
10 Arsenal FC 34 9 49
11 Aston Villa FC 34 8 48
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 35 -12 45
13 Crystal Palace FC 34 -20 41
14 Newcastle United FC 35 -18 39
15 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 35 -5 37
16 Southampton FC 34 -20 37
17 Burnley FC 34 -16 36
18 Fulham FC 34 -20 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 34 -34 26
20 Sheffield United FC 35 -44 17
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 21
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 11
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 11
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 10
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 10
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 9





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