He told them (via Sport Witness): "I have one more year of my contract and I am calm".
Many other clubs such as Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City have caught up with the standards of Arsenal, the club now seems extremely vulnerable to defeats against teams from both ends of the table.
Arsenal pressed hard for an equaliser but Newcastle defended stoutly to claim a fourth successive victory.
As far as Arsenal are concerned, the Wenger era is running on fumes and has been for some time. "What you want is to help the referee, unfortunately the Premier League has decided not to go for VAR".
The win successfully assured Newcastle's top-flight standing and - requested the place that ranked in his profession - Benitez mentioned with a smile: 'You need me to say that it is just like the Champions League (with Liverpool) in 2005!
Only two points short of reaching the magical total of 40 for the season, Newcastle responded in the ideal manner and found the equaliser in the 29th-minute when Perez's side-footed DeAndre Yedlin's cross in at Petr Cech's near-post.
With little to play for in the league, Arsenal were unable to find enough momentum to maintain their recent revival, even though Lacazette opened the scoring in the 14th minute.
'People were saying with 35 we would be safe or with 38 we would be safe I kept saying 40, 41 points is virtual safety.
- All seven of Matt Ritchie's Premier League goals have come in home games (four for Bournemouth, three for Newcastle).
The second half began much as the first had ended, with Arsenal dominating possession, although the Magpies looked less porous in the wake of their half-time briefing.
Trophy droughts and devastating performances have become pertinent in the last couple of seasons since Arsenal last held the Premier League title in 2004. They have been superior to everything else'.