Arsenal Boss Keen To Scupper Barcelona's Interest In Gunners Star

Arsenal make a trip to Newcastle this Saturday

Arsenal make a trip to Newcastle this Saturday

Speaking ahead of Arsenal's trip to Newcastle United this weekend, Emery played down talk of a dispute with the player and insisted that he still has more to offer.

Following defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea to start the season, Arsenal made it back-to-back wins by seeing off West Ham and then Cardiff City 3-2 before the worldwide break.

Emery made five new signings during the summer and has attempted to overhaul Arsenal's playing style and Benitez believes the new-look Gunners side bears the hallmarks of the successful Valencia and Liverpool teams he won silverware with earlier in his career.

Arsenal manager Emery said he enjoyed a "relaxing" three days with Ozil in training after the player's retirement from global football meant he did not depart with the Germany squad last week.

The Magpies might be able to welcome 26-year-old Shelvey back to their side this weekend, with his absence having been evident in Newcastle's recent games.

Emery admitted Ozil's first global break since his retirement will have been a hard adjustment for the player, but that the pair have been able to spend beneficial time on the training ground together.

"I knew Nacho in Spain when he was playing in Osasuna and in Malaga".

We have no fresh injury concerns to worry about as all our players returned unscathed from global duty but Laurent Koscielny is still out as he continues to work his way back from Achilles surgery. He could feel different [after quitting Germany] but every day with us I look at him and he looks well and happy, working with our demands.

In spite of the change in management at the Emirates Stadium, Monreal has managed to keep his place in the team, featuring in three of the club's four Premier League games, even going on to find the back of the net once. I look at him with the focus totally here. "I think we need to find a new contract with him to stay with the Arsenal team". He is very convinced about that in my conversations with him about it.

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