The former Newcastle centre-forward is adamant that the Spanish coach is desperate to stay in the north east, having spoken to those close to the ex-Liverpool and Real Madrid manager, having guided the Magpies away from relegation this season.
It seems it has taken this disappointing run for the manager to recognise issues at Arsenal that have always been apparent to fans and pundits alike. In the Europa League we have a semi-final to play so we need to make sure we are ready.
The Arsenal fan and former player coming out with some pretty odd reasoning.
The second half was a much tighter affair but it was the Magpies who got the victor in the 68th minute when Matt Ricthie calmly slotted home from close range to seal all three points for Rafael Benítez's men. They have to be better. "We came out of it with no points and overall we thought we should have got three points". As we enthused about it and described what happened, his reaction to the goal/game was 'Yeah, it was alright but these Champions League group stages are just so boring now'. 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.
Petr Cech has warned Arsenal they need to win all their remaining games if they are to climb into the Premier League's top five.
The VAR system has been used in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season, but live trials have been surrounded by controversy, mainly over a lack of communication in the decision-making process for fans in the stadium. "Once you're in a negative spiral like this it is very hard to get out of". Especially since they're unlikely to get their money back at this point.
"I just think Arsenal fans want to see entertaining football and I know this might sound a bit silly...but they want to see teams who go out to win football matches".