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Benitez aiming to give fans ‘something to support’ against Arsenal

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has been on the end of some heavy criticism for his defensive tactics so far this season, but the veteran coach has insisted that he approaches every game differently.

To be fair to Rafa Newcastle have been handed a pretty horrific start to this Premier League season, with the Geordies facing Spurs, Chelsea, Man City and then Arsenal today in their opening five fixtures.

Benitez has however hinted that he may take the shackles off a little against a Gunners side who struggle defensively and the Spanish coach admitted he is hoping to put in a performance that Newcastle’s fans can be spud of.

“Every game is different.” He told his pre-match press conference.

“We will try to set a team up that can win with the tactics, and that’s what I have to do. We will try to do something that’s enough to win the game.”

“We will have a chance, but you are talking about a team with good players.

“The tactics have to be right.”

“Last year, we had some games in a row when we weren’t winning, but we were close.

“We were missing a chance, and then maybe they would score.

“Things like that can happen in every game, and that’s why football is so difficult.”

“In terms of confidence to know that you can do, it’s important.

“This time, with the fans behind us, hopefully we can given them something to support us for the 90 minutes.”

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