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Arsenal boss Wenger: My thoughts on England and Allardyce…

Arsene Wenger admits the Sam Allardyce situation is a big surprise to him.

Allardyce stepped down as England manager following allegations of malpractice stemming from a Daily Telegraph sting which revealed he had negotiated a £400,000 to give information regarding the circumventing of the FA's transfer rules.

The scandal has shocked the football community in he UK but Wenger was taking a more diplomatic approach when asked on his thoughts regarding the issue.

"I was focused on the game tonight so I didn't see too much about it," Wenger said after his side's 2-0 win over FC Basel in the Champions League.

"It was a huge surprise what happened to Sam Allardyce.

"Who could have predicted that 48 hours ago? Nobody.

"The game's always full of surprises."

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