Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Newcastle vs Arsenal, Premier League 2018-19

Newcastle vs Arsenal, Premier League 2018-19

Newcastle ended their ten-match losing streak against Arsenal in the Premier League with a win in this fixture last season.

Facing the media on Friday afternoon, Rafa Benitez says that you can have all your tactics right, but it can come down to an individual proving the difference.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is hoping a break from global football can help Mesut Ozil recover his best form at club level for the Gunners, AFP reports.

Here for me it isn't for a lot of the time speaking about what people are telling us.

The 29-year-old winger is back in contention after missing the defeat to Manchester City before the worldwide break, while central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has also trained ahead of a return.

"I have a very good relationship with Mesut and professionally I push him for improvements to give us the best in his qualities and performances".

The midfielder was criticised for posing for photographs with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the build-up to the World Cup, which saw 2014 champions Germany knocked out at the group stage.

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With the youngster set for a spell on the sidelines at club level, Southgate was keen to give him a big role for England . Southgate told 5 live: "The players certainly had a lot to say to each other when they first got into the dressing room".

"We are playing against a very good team but we have to approach it with the belief that we can do what we did past year".

"I want to find with him the possibility to do the best, to make decisive passes, to do more near and in the box to score", the manager said ahead of their trip to Newcastle United. Mesut works very well here.

Emery confirmed Arsenal are keen to extend Nacho Monreal's stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis' future looks less certain, though, with AC Milan having re-opened negotiations with him.

Emery insists he has had no talks about Gazidis leaving.

"Last season, we were the best team in the bottom half and we hope to do the same again if we can". "I don't know any other news from him".

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