Arsenal fan calls for Sam Allardyce appointment after slamming Mikel Arteta

Arsenal should replace Mikel Arteta with veteran boss Sam Allardyce according to one fan.

The Gunners go into their clash against Southampton on Wednesday just five points above the relegation zone following a torrid run of six defeats in eight Premier League outings.

That return has led one supporter to not only call for the Spaniard to be sacked, but for him to be replaced by former Bolton, West Ham, Sunderland and Everton boss Allardyce.

Allardyce, who managed England to one win from one game back in 2016, has been without a club since he left Everton to be replaced by Marco Silva in 2018.

During a rant on talkSPORT on Monday, Arsenal fan Frank labelled Arteta as a ‘PE teacher’ despite him taking the club to FA Cup glory in his first few months as a manager.

Frank said when asked who is to blame for the poor form: “It’s the PE teacher, Arteta.

“We need a new manager, and I know people will say I’m joking but I’m deadly serious.

“We need to wake up and smell the coffee, and Sam Allardyce would do a job at Arsenal.”

When asked if his team were in a relegation battle, Frank said: “Yeah we are.”

Allardyce recently told The EFL Show on Quest that he was keen to get back into management, but admitted that he wasn’t actively seeking a new role.

He said: "It is the longest I have been out of football in my entire life since I left school at 15.

"It has been just over two years so I have got itchy feet but saying that I am not actively looking.

"If somebody came along and it was really attractive for me and I felt like I could have a good relationship with the owners and the chief executive and a team that look like they are in the right direction and you could take them somewhere, it would all be about success.

"Success for me could be taking a team out of trouble and building that team and trying to get them promoted so we will have to wait and see.

"I think dreams of a big club in the Premier League would not really be my ambition any more but certainly if the right club came along, it would be nice to get back in.

"I have missed it, I have had a really good break and have really enjoyed it."

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