Arsenal Manager Talks About Game At Newcastle – It Will Be Difficult

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has given his press conference earlier today for the game at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon – kickoff at 3:00pm.

Rafa will give his press conference early tomorrow afternoon, and we should get some hints as to what the starting eleven could be.

Arsenal have won their last two league games after losing their first two league games under their new manager Emery.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery – tough game at Newcastle

Let’s hope we can get our first league win of the season in front of a sold-out St. James’ Park crowd and we’ll all feel a lot better.

This is some of what Emery has said today:

“Firstly we need to win and I think it is very important that in the last match we won.”

“Our aim away at Newcastle on Saturday is to keep improving things and continue to create our idea, build up our spirit on the pitch, individually and collectively, and it is clear this process is one process.”

“Saturday is another step we can do, it will be difficult but I want to continue to show our personality on the pitch and impose this personality on the opposition and to find the win.”

“Today’s training in the afternoon is the last session.” “We are going to work with four players. They played on Tuesday.”

“It is Xhaka, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck and Sokratis and I want and I hope that they come back well and prepare for the match in Newcastle.”

It should be a good game, but there’s a decent chance we can win this fixture for the second season in succession.

We took Arsenal apart 2-1 when we come from a goal behind on 15th April.


We can do the same thing again on Saturday.

Howay The Lads!!

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5 comments so far

  • Jib

    Sep 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Good to speak to Rafa Benitez yesterday. Relaxed, focused and talkative. Believes his players can look beyond PL position and see ‘big picture’. Says ‘they know that doing things in the way they did last year, we can change things and be stronger and start getting points.’

  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 13, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    FIFA is considering capping the number of players allowed to leave a club on loan to eight. Chelsea currently have 40 players out on loan.

    Now that would be great news….

  • RobLeenio

    Sep 13, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Micky from previous, that’s HUGE news. It’s essentially a complete restructuring of elite football financing as it stands. Chelsea, Man City, PSG and the likes with over-inflated playing staff will have to unload a massive number of players who will never get a chance at first team football, turning the player market to the advantage of the buying club rather than the selling club.

    The over-inflated transfer fees we’ve seen in recent seasons will have to drop. Imagine all those players bought for ÂŁ20M + now being worth half that as better quality players from the elite European teams are now available for the same price. The whole football player bubble is about to burst.

    They’ll have to phase it in surely as it’s the kind of measure which could lead to financial meltdown.

    One short-term benefit will be that Kenedy will almost certainly be available for sale. As will Batschuayi

  • Wayayman

    Sep 13, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #5

    The PL need to restructure everything to give the national team a fighting chance -starting with changing the ‘homegrown’ definition to mean actually born in GB or eligible to play for one of the countries. None of these loopholes that meant Krul was classed as homegrown – that kept Forster out of the picture effectively.

    Do that, and restrict the PL teams to name at least 2 players under 21in the match day squad with one starter each game. Having players like Loftus Cheek sitting on the bench if he’s lucky at Chelsea is borderline criminal. Their agents need a kick up the arse as well.


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