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​Murphy: Newcastle boss Benitez perfect fit for Arsenal

Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy believes that Rafa Benitez would be the ideal manager for Arsenal if they were to lose Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners are going through a difficult season, and there is a suggestion it could be the last one for the manager.

And despite Arsenal fans being lukewarm about the idea of Benitez being their next manager, Murphy believes it would be a good fit.

"He [Benitez] is exactly what Arsenal need," said Murphy on talkSPORT.

"I heard Paul Merson talking on the Sports Breakfast, saying Arsenal fans want a certain style of play and want to see a team play expansive football…

"…but they do that now and they get murdered.

"I only worked with him [Benitez] briefly, but he was bang on it.

"He was all about: 'This is what we're going to do and this is how we're going to do it'. You know exactly what you're doing.

"He is a calm manager but he's very assertive.

"You wouldn't want to cross him, he's got a real ruthlessness about him."

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