Newcastle boss Benitez comments on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal display

Newcastle United manager \ head coach Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United at Vitality Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Bournemouth,...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came off the bench to help Arsenal to a 2-0 Premier League win against Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United on Monday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez could hardly hide his jealousy as Unai Emery brought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off the bench to seal Arsenal’s latest home win on Monday night, as reported by The Sun (2 April, page 55).

Benitez made the trip to North London hoping to win at the Emirates Stadium for the first time but his Newcastle team was swatted aside by an Arsenal outfit who have now won a record-equalling 10 successive home games.

Aaron Ramsey gave The Gunners a first-half lead with a classy finish but it was the introduction of £60 million striker Aubameyang after the interval that gave Arsenal that extra spark of quality, the Gabonese international setting up Alexandre Lacazette for the clinching goal.


And Benitez, whose spending has been restricted under Mike Ashley, has suggested that he would love the luxury of being able to introduce one of the world's greatest goalscorers.

“When the opposition can bring a £60 million striker like Aubameyang from the bench when the other players are getting a bit tired, that makes a big difference,” said the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle...

Once again, Benitez went on to criticise the relative lack of ambition shown by Newcastle in the transfer market with the club only breaking their transfer record for the first time in 15 years when Miguel Almiron arrived in January.

You have to wonder how much longer Benitez will stay at a club who seem incapable of matching his ambition.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring their 2nd goal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium...

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