Emery Give Reasons For Resting Key Players Against Newcastle

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"I like how every player is playing and Mesut with his quality is helping us and giving us his work", he said.

The Gunners took a major step towards a return to Champions League football, with a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday, to move up to third in the Premier League table.

According to the report on UK Sun, statistics show that Mesut Ozil is reluctant to play outside London despite earning £350,000-a-week.

They had 63 points in the Frenchman's final year, but Emery has matched that tally with seven games to spare to put the club in the box seat for a top-four spot.

It is the first time Arsenal has been as high as third place since April 2017, highlighting its improvement since former Paris Saint Germain boss Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at the end of last season.

"He's a real quality player in possession", Graham told Love Sport Radio. "Also individual moments and skills, he has the capacity to help us".

Graham has echoed those sentiments, with a man who savoured title triumphs with the Gunners as a player and manager calling for greater graft to go with the guile.

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has admitted that he is flattered by the rumoured interest from Arsenal that has emerged this week, insisting it makes him "feel good" and believe he has been "doing something right" for the Cherries this season.

The Wales worldwide has agreed pre-contract terms with Serie A champions Juventus, with Graham the latest to question how the Gunners have allowed a 28-year-old at the peak of his powers to walk away on a free. "We listened to the coach, he said we were going to have to be patient and we did that". It's always like this against Newcastle.

And he revealed that it was exactly the sort of game he was expecting, saying: "It was a big game tonight, we knew it was going to be a tough game".