Former Red Could Be Great Stop Gap for Gunners in Transition

Yossi Benayoun proved to be a game changer during his time at Liverpool. He made 134 appearances scoring 29 goals for the Reds from 2007-2010 until he signed a three year deal to move to Chelsea at the start of the 2010-11 season.

The Israeli international has suffered a long hard road since moving to Stamford Bridge however. He was believed to be a key super sub for the club that could make stand in starts as necessary. The role was most likely to be very similar to the one that Ji-Sung Park fills for Manchester United.

But none of that has materialized as he has spent the majority of his time in London on the recovery table having made only 10 appearances and scoring only one goal.

With the new regime under Andre Villas-Boas in full swing Yossi Benayoun look increasingly on the fringe of the Blues plans and a move to another London club could do him well.

Arsene Wenger is always on the lookout for a bargain, and with Villas-Boas looking to add more players, the 31-year old Benayoun looks access to his plans for the future.

Arsenal are stuck on a limited time table, and they most likely will not have time to negotiate any big deals with only nine days left. Benayoun could provide an excellent value signing at around £4 million and fill a vital role in the middle of the park on a part time basis.

His experience and skill give him the traits necessary to succeed in Wenger's system. With the youngsters still learning their trade, having a skilled veteran to assist in their development and to fill in when crunch time comes could be a great asset for the Frenchman.

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