Unai Emery

Rafa Benitez tips Unai Emery to do well with Arsenal

Newcastle travel to Arsenal this weekend in the first game back since the international break and Rafa Benitez has had some good things to say about new Gunners boss, Unai Emery.

‘They will be at the top of the table for sure’

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Newcastle on Saturday, Benitez stated:

“Hopefully, at least, he will need one more week to do what he is trying to do.

“But I think he is a good manager and he is trying to do something that, in another country, sometimes it is not easy to change things.

“But we are talking about Arsenal. Arsenal was a very good team and a team that used to pass the ball and play football. Normally, on the floor.

“So I think that Unai is trying to do similar things and maybe improve a little bit some aspects that they needed to improve.

“But it was a good team and at the moment it is a good team with a new manager but they will be at the top of the table for sure.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal speaks with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s mixed start at Arsenal

Unai Emery did not have the greatest start to life as Arsenal boss.

The Gunners first game of the season saw them take on Premier League Champions, Manchester City.

The game finished 2-0 and City looked a class above Arsenal.

Arsenal then took on Chelsea. Chelsea took a 2-0 lead but Arsenal did manage to bring it back to 2-2 before eventually losing 3-2.

However, Emery was finally able to pick up his first win as Arsenal boss vs West Ham as the Gunners won 3-1.

Arsenal’s last game saw them see off newly-promoted Cardiff City, beating them 3-2.

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