"In his career, he played like a No. 10 and on the right coming in with his quality", Emery said.
The manager added: "Saturday is another step we can do, it will be hard but I want to continue [to show] our personality on the pitch and impose this personality on the opposition and to find the win".
The former PSG manager added: "The reason is that I am very happy with the last two victories in the Premier League and also with the performances".
'As Arsenal rebuild and restructure the team, they have to stay around the top four and be in a position to challenge the teams above them, but I think this season has come too soon for the club.
This is a game that very much could go either way, Newcastle needing to get back to the defensive levels of last season AND they need to start finding those vital individuals who can prove to be match winners.
Asked about his tactics today, Benitez said: "Every game is different".
"Sometimes you can have all of the tactics right and one player can make the difference".
"I was sharing my experience of when my daughter was born - I had the bottle all the time!"
"Last year, we had some games in a row (when) we weren't winning, but we were close".
Both Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey were missing before the worldwide break but the manager revealed they are both back in the squad tomorrow. Things like that can happen in every game, and that's why football is so hard. A person who we know needs to stand still to text, a person who just seems to forget how to use a computer every time they turn it on.