Rafa Benitez compares Unai Emery's Arsenal to two of his former sides

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Ozil, 29, has endured a hard start to the new season with the recent national team debacle that saw him declared his unavailability for Germany.

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. He can improve, he can do more.

The former Germany global missed Arsenal's 3-1 Premier League win over London rivals West Ham United last month but returned to the team for the 3-2 victory over Cardiff City.

The retired Germany worldwide was back for the 3-2 win against Cardiff City a fortnight ago, but he again failed to last the full 90 minutes in South Wales.

"Speaking ahead of Arsenal's game against Newcastle this weekend, Emery said: "[We get on] very well. But he is feeling like I am feeling.

With Ozil having retired from worldwide football, Emery has had a prolonged opportunity to work with his highest-profile and best-paid player over this past fortnight and is adamant that they do have a strong relationship. "In this process, we will work, we will help him, give him the possibility on the pitch to be together, to find his qualities for us".

"The reason for Mesut is important for me also, this focus every day with us, a relaxing three days off at the weekend". Mesut works very well here.

"I can say that I am very happy with him because he is 32 years old but I think physically, with his performances with us in matches, he is playing with a very good level".

Emery insists that he has known the Spanish global for a long time, seeing him from close quarters during Monreal's time in Spain with Malaga and Osasuna.

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