Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Newcastle legend reveals exactly why Rafa Benitez would reject Arsenal

Newcastle legend reveals exactly why Rafa Benitez would reject Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang picked up the ball down the Arsenal left and after racing into the Newcastle penalty error, played a fine square ball for his strike partner, Alexandre Lacazette to score. The club are set to confirm plans to tour Singapore, with their first game - potentially against Atletico Madrid - pencilled in for July 26. "What you want is to help the referee, unfortunately the Premier League has decided not to go for VAR".

That's the ambition that Rafael Benitez has for Newcastle United.

Rafa Benitez's side were hoping to take advantage of Arsenal's exploits in Europe, with the Gunners only returning from Russian Federation on Friday after sealing their place in the semi-final of the Europa League with a 6-3 aggregate victory over CSKA Moscow.

In recent games, however, the feeling has grown to a likelihood these fans holding those expensive Arsenal season tickets would undoubtedly be missing and they were.

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The result ended the Magpies' run of 10 successive league losses to Arsene Wenger's side and moved them to 41 points in the table, taking it to the brink of survival.

"If you want to win against these teams you have to run the extra mile".

Arsenal fans have seen their star players leave, bad performances, have staged protests and put up banners, now they are absent for games and perhaps rightly seek changes. People dreamed we could do this, this season.

"I only worked with him (Benitez) briefly, but he was bang on it".

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Thierry Henry is actually the only French player who has scored more goals in their debut Premier League season with 17 than Lacazette on 11.

'I guess that means the top-six. The simple truth is, he has as impressive a CV as any manager that Arsenal could hope to attract in the near future, has seasoned Premier League experience and is a master in European matches.

"They need someone with longevity, somebody who will get a four or five year contract and stay there".

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