The Uruguayan has been making substitute appearances, but Emery now looks as if he is ready to start the diminutive midfielder and pair him with Granit Xhaka at the base of Arsenal's midfield.
Arsenal take on Ukrainian side FC Vorskla next Thursday to kick off their European campaign.
"For Liverpool it was very important because they lost in the Premier League the top four, and they needed it to go into the Champions League". Arsenal travel to Tyneside to face Newcastle, who have their own problems to worry about.
Benitez might not be able to star striker Salomon Rondon and right back DeAndre Yedlin following the pair's late return from worldwide action playing for their respective national sides. Against Newcastle, Arsenal will be raring to secure their third victory on the trot, as the Gunners are primarily known to hurt teams lying in the bottom three at any given point of the season. We will try to do something that's enough to win the game.
"I can say that I am really happy with him because he's 32, but I think that physically, with his perfomances for us so far, he's at a really good level", Emery said.
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"Sometimes you can have all of the tactics right and one player can make the difference".
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.
"We are playing against a very good team but we have to approach it with the belief that we can do what we did previous year". "This time, with the fans behind us, hopefully we can given them something to support us for the 90 minutes".
Benitez on Newcastle's confidence: "Last year, we had some games in a row [when] we weren't winning, but we were close".