Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce claims only one player turned up for Everton at Arsenal (video)


Sam Allardyce fronted up to the cameras on Saturday night at The Emirates, after his Everton side were smashed 5-1 by Arsenal.

It was a glorious night for Arsenal, who claimed the victory with some ease, going 3-0 up within 19 minutes and 4-0 to the good on 37.

Aaron Ramsey was the stand out performer with a hat-trick. Henrikh Mkhitaryan on his home debut claimed three assists.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang also notched his first goal for the Gunners on his Arsenal debut.

Laurent Koscielny was also on the scoresheet for Arsenal. And, Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbed what was only a consolation for Everton.

Sam Allardyce rages at his Everton players

After the game, Sam Allardyce did not hold back in the assessment of his Everton side.

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They were described as “pathetic” on BT Sport and the first half was a “disaster” according to Big Sam.

Allardyce blamed the “consistency level” as a worry and wondered why his side had played so badly in the first half at Arsenal, after beating Leicester in midweek.

The Everton boss kept going back to the first half display and his rage was not helped by an incredible statistic revealed by Des Kelly.

Everton won just three tackles in the first half at Arsenal. With the hosts scoring four goals!

Sam Allardyce picks out one Everton player for credit at Arsenal

Allardyce goes onto discuss his tactics for the Arsenal match, which were aimed to mirror Swansea’s win over the Gunners in midweek.

And, how all 11 players failed him during the opening 45.

Allardyce did have praise for one man: Tom Davies, a half-time addition from the bench.

The Everton boss said Davies “came on and made us play. And, got in amongst the Arsenal midfield. Tried to do the right thing….”

Judging by the interview below, Sam Allardyce is not going to make it too easy for his side in the coming days.

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