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​Newcastle boss Benitez backs Arsenal counterpart Emery for Premier League success

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has no doubts that new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will be a success in the Premier League.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's visit to St James' Park on Saturday, Benitez said: "Hopefully, at least, he will need one more week to do what he is trying to do.

"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."

Ian Ferris
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