Bolton manager Sam Allardyce has rubbished claims byArsene Wenger about time-wasting by about other teams by saying Arsenal use the tactic as much as anyone else.
Wenger accused Wigan of wasting time as they tried to retain their lead at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, but Allardyce implied that the Gunners boss was being hypocritical.
“It is as though they never do it,” said Allardyce.
“But they are as good at doing it as anybody else when they are winning.
“Arsene has been very clever in choosing to make a little psychological profile of the time-wasting issue,” added the Bolton manager.
“But it does not fool us and it does not fool most of the other managers either.
“He criticised us heavily for time-wasting when we nearly beat Arsenal last season so hopefully he will be moaning about us again after this game.”