By Pranav Shahaney

5th Sep, 2021 | 3:37pm

Tony Cascarino: Sam Allardyce would do well at Arsenal

Tony Cascarino believes Sam Allardyce did enough at West Brom to prove he’s at the level of managing Premier League giants Arsenal.

Big Sam failed to keep the Baggies in the Premier League before parting ways with them at the end of last season.

However, Cascarino saw enough of his managerial prowess to tip him to do a better job than Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.

He told talkSPORT, “If you look at what he did for West Brom, yes they went down, but he certainly made them far better defensively.

“He’d make Arsenal way better. I think Sam would undoubtedly do a better job than Arteta’s doing at the moment.”


Big Sam has the perception of being a defensive manager but that doesn’t mean that his sides don’t play good football when they have the opportunity.

In the Premier League, we went into most games as underdogs so it wasn’t possible to go all out attack in every contest.

He had to be pragmatic and nick a few points here and there and win certain games on the counter-attack.

There were games where the Baggies upset some of the top clubs, but those results were few and bar in between.

He would undoubtedly do better than Arteta at Arsenal and it would be a good chance for him to change the perception about his style of play.

However, knowing the Arsenal board, they’re unlikely to make the smart decision.

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