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Ian Wright gives Sam Allardyce verdict after sacking

By Alex Taylor

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has admitted he was devastated for Sam Allardyce following the termination of his contract as England manager.

Allardyce, 61, succeeded Roy Hodgson in July following England’s disastrous performance at Euro 2016 in France and became the national side’s shortest-serving full-time manager.

The former West Ham boss was sacked after 67 days and one match in charge of England following an undercover investigation into corruption in football.

“I’m gutted for him, Wright told ITV’s Loose Women. “Simply because it’s taken him such a long time to get this dream job.

“I don’t think he would have ever got a top four or top five job, he’s always been in and around the Boltons and the Sunderlands, no disrespect to them, but they aren’t the top jobs.

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“He’s got the top job whether it’s through default or not.”

Despite the bad news, the former Gunners forward will now be focusing on the north Londoners’ title chances this season.

Arsenal currently sit third in the Premier League having picked up 13 points from their first six games this season.

Arsene Wenger’s side take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday and will be looking for their seventh win in eight games.

In other Arsenal news, Gunners fans were delighted on Twitter with winger Walcott after his performance against Basel on Wednesday evening.