Arsenal have lost the Premier League title – Allardyce
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has slammed Arsene Wenger, saying Arsenal have blown their best chance of ending their Premier League title drought.
The Gunners chances of winning a first league title since 2004 were dealt a severe blow with their 3-3 draw against West Ham on Saturday.
And Allardyce reminded Wenger of just how big a chance Arsenal have let slip this season.
"They won't get a better time to win the league than this season," he told reporters.
"A normal season would have seen Leicester, having the season they've had, maybe finishing in the top four, which would have been miraculous.
"But they've had an opportunity that, without any doubt, Arsenal have missed. Leicester have taken it and Arsenal have lost it.
"We were all saying, 'What a chance for Arsenal'. They were going to take advantage of the [Manchester] City, Chelsea and [Manchester] United slip-ups and win the league.
"But Leicester have shown everybody how to do it."
Along with the emergence of several talents at Leicester, Allardyce believes the club have also been able to capitalise on momentum.
"Excitement can bring that consistently high level of performance from players that perhaps haven't achieved it before," Allardyce said.
"That revolves around this stadium that they have, that the supporters start before they even kick a ball and tell the players how much they love them.