Rafa Benitez confirms two Newcastle stars are now available for Arsenal

Virginia Santiago
September 15, 2018

Goalkeeper: Once again, Petr Cech looked uncomfortable with the ball at his feet during the win over Cardiff City last time out but I still don't think Emery is going to bring in Bernd Leno just yet.

Alex Iwobi is also in line for a return after missing that win through illness.

Arsenal have endured a mixed start to the new season, with victories over Cardiff City and West Ham following losses to Manchester City and Chelsea.

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"I have proven with my experience to know the best way to manage the players, ' Emery said as his side prepare to face Rafa Benitez's Newcastle at St James" Park on Saturday.

"They (Rondon and Yedlin) trained this morning for the first time (since returning from global duty)".

The manager added: "Saturday is another step we can do, it will be hard but I want to continue [to show] our personality on the pitch and impose this personality on the opposition and to find the win". He can improve, he can do more. However, I think we'll see him keep his place at the heart of midfield this weekend. "In this process, we will work, we will help him, give him the possibility on the pitch to be together, to find his qualities for us". We will try to set a team up that can win with the tactics, and that's what I have to do. But such performances need to be put on consistently, and against Newcastle, Lacazette has the chance to show that he is not a hit-and-a-miss kind of player with another good performance.

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"Sometimes you can have all of the tactics right and one player can make the difference". Many players who went on worldwide duty returned in time for Wednesday's training session, meaning that Arsenal have had plenty of time to prepare for this game without an apparent global football hangover.

"Saturday will be no different - you know his focus will be as much on stopping Arsenal as it is on how his own team get forward. This time, with the fans behind us, hopefully we can given them something to support us for the 90 minutes".

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