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Newcastle boss Benitez tips Arsenal’s Emery for success in Premier League

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is tipping his Spanish compatriot Unai Emery to enjoy success in the Premier League with Arsenal.

Benitez will welcome Emery and his Gunners team to St.James Park tomorrow and he even compared the new Arsenal bosses tactical approach to the style he used during his stint at Liverpool.

“Hopefully, at least, he will need one more week to do what he is trying to do.” Benitez told the press ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League fixture.

“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.”

“He is a good manager that likes to have his team organised. The way he is playing is very similar to what we were doing in Valencia or even in Liverpool.

“The team is organised and pressing, and when you have the ball, passing the ball and trying to play as well as you can.

“The difference is obviously you have a team that used to do that but maybe could have some balance in defence.

“He is trying to do that, he is trying to find this balance, while at the same time keeping the offensive mentality.”