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Blackburn boss Allardyce: I don't think Wenger likes me

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce admits he gets under the skin of Arsenal rival Arsene Wenger.

Allardyce hopes to wreck Wenger's party today as he celebrates becoming the longest serving manager at the Gunners.

He said: "Arsene doesn't like the way I approach it as I kept beating him - that's one of his problems.

"At Bolton, we were a lesser side but we beat them. As we were a lesser side and used a different approach, he deemed it as bullying tactics.

"But I see no reason to change it, as far as I know football has not changed into a non-contact sport. What I've done against Arsenal has always been within the rules."

Rovers have yet to pick up an away point this term but are determined to spoil Wenger's party.

Allardyce added: "It's daunting but you don't give them too much respect. You go and impose your own tactics. I like to think there's a mutual respect between Arsene and myself but it doesn't go any further."

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