Benayoun eyeing permanent move

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal’s on-loan midfielder Yossi Benayoun remains ‘hopeful’ that his move from Chelsea to north London will be made permanent at the end of the season, but admits having a ‘good season’ is his priority right now.

The 31-year-old was one of four deadline day arrivals at Emirates Stadium, arriving on a season-long loan from Andre Villas-Boas’ side.

After the summer departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, Israeli international Benayoun says that getting more opportunities in midfield is what he’s currently aiming for.

“Of course, I think any player would like to do it [join Arsenal permanently]”, Benayoun told Arsenal Player.

“The most important thing for me right now is to concentrate on having a good season and any opportunities that I get I’ll try to do my best.

“I’m sure if I do well then we’ll continue the connection together with the club, hopefully, but I’m trying to only concentrate on this season.”

Benayoun, who started in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund, will be hoping to continue in the Arsenal XI at Blackburn tomorrow afternoon.

However, Arsene Wenger will have to decide whether to play Aaron Ramsey alongside new-signing Arteta, or stick with the midfield combination which worked well in Germany.

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4 years 4 months ago

v good player when fit. key words there – when fit. he needs to have an amazing season if we’re gonna sign him.

4 years 4 months ago

sign him up!!

Arsenal Station
4 years 4 months ago

We can only hope that he stays fit and has a good enough season that the Boss would want to sign him permanently next season. Then again, he’ll be 32 by then and it’s not like his injury situation is going to get better at that age. He’s really active, but he gave the ball away a lot in Dortmund. Then again, so did everyone else.

4 years 4 months ago

my advice for him would be to play game by game, work for the team and give his best. if he does that in EVERY game he features, i cant see a reason why do boss wouldnt hand him a 2 year deal! he was good in defence vs dortmund, i like his movement, he still needs time to adapt

4 years 4 months ago

hes not good enough


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Geoffrey Bertaina
4 years 2 months ago

I think arteta is d nxt fabregas, while wilshere coming back is going to be a better chances for Arsenal