The Gunners have not won against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium in four years and they continued to struggle against Bolton's physical style. Wenger was not happy and complained about it. Allardyce did not take the guff lightly.
Allardyce said: “I don’t have to make my players aware of what he says because he makes disparaging comments about us all the time.
“It’s about time he ate a bit of humble pie and gave us some credit. They haven’t beaten us in the league since 2002 and I love big managers moaning."
And amongst those big managers Allardyce would love to hear moan is Jose Mourinho who surely must be feeling a bit queasy taking on Man Utd today and Bolton next week. Allardyce said “I just hope Jose Mourinho is moaning as much as Arsene does after Chelsea have been here on Wednesday.
“With Chelsea around the corner, this is a terrific win for us. We can now relax and get ready for that game and hopefully give a similar performance.”