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Allardyce 'angry' by Everton surrender at Arsenal

08 February 2018

Everton are 10th in the league with 31 points and go into Saturday's home Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on the back of a 5-1 thumping by Arsenal but Walcott said Allardyce was working hard to turn things around. "I was angry at halftime, I still am angry".

In the aftermath of the match, Allardyce lashed out at "unacceptable" performance from his players, calling his side's display 'pathetic'.

"So we'd been basing our plan on that, which is obvious when it's so soon". We studied how Swansea played and we set out to play like that. "It isn't good enough". "And that's why we were tumbling goals left, right and centre with our pathetic performance", he added. It is football, and whatever formation you play, or whichever personnel are in the team, you have to do your best.

The win was Everton's first in eight matches across all competitions, and also their first against a team now above them in the table all season.

"Defensively we work just as much as we work in attacking".

"I've got Yannick Bolasie who cost 30 million quid and I've got Theo Walcott who cost 20 million quid and both of them have got a lot more experience than Ademola Lookman".

"We're still not going to be a great team that scores a lot of goals". The Gunners tore them apart in the first half and went in to the break with a 4-0 lead, but couldn't keep the same frantic pace and the pressure up in the second half but the game was already over as any contest.

Arsenal certainly can not afford many more slip-ups if they are to return to the Champions League next season, but they will be confident of returning to winning ways this evening having lost just one of their last 29 matches at the Emirates Stadium, stretching back to March 2017.

Everton dropped down one spot in the table to 10th.

Allardyce 'angry' by Everton surrender at Arsenal