3 things Arsene Wenger should have learned from Rafa Benitez

3 things Arsene Wenger should have learned from Rafa Benitez

Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Newcastle was "the story of our season" after the Gunners crashed to a fifth consecutive away defeat in the Premier League.

The Frenchman pointed to the fatigue felt by his players after they travelled back from a UEFA Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow on Thursday, "but losing like this is a worry characterwise", he added.

Therefore, the game ended in yet another away loss for the Gunners, who have yet to even take a point away from home in the league in 2018, while the win all but means that Newcastle are safe from relegation this season.

They have won the FA Cup three of the last four years and yet it doesn't appear to register with them at all, they only want to ask why aren't we winning the Premier League?

But it was Newcastle who landed the knockout blow in the 68th minute. I was speaking to him on Friday, actually, and he wants to see this job through and see Newcastle above Arsenal next year, possibly in the top six.

If he is simply paying lip service to the issues or allows the cracks to be papered over should Arsenal enjoy a strong end to the season, the Gunners will continue to be a stagnant force in the Premier League.


Arsenal's away form has contributed to them now being stuck in a battle for sixth spot with Premier League surprise package Burnley.

'They have very good players and the style that Pep likes, which is so quick, they have been able to play with that speed and intensity. "I think that is a very bad decision." .

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

"You might see him sweating on the sidelines but inside I can guarantee he will be the calmest man in the stadium".

However, Quinn has sought to quell any fears among the Newcastle faithful and insisted that the Spaniard will stay in Tyneside if he gets the financial backing of the club's hierarchy.

Not long after that chance, the half-time whistle went with the scoreline level with both sides feeling they could go onto win the game in the second half.

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