Arsene Wenger: We Are Still In A Good Race For The Top Four

Arsene Wenger is aware Arsenal have a lot of ground to make up before they can be considered as Barclays Premier League title contenders. Yossi Benayoun’s late goal enabled Arsenal to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday night, bouncing back from their 1-0 reversal against leaders Manchester City at the weekend. But manager Wenger’s team are still 12 points adrift of Roberto Mancini’s City side heading into Christmas, and the…

December 22, 2011

Andrey Arshavin: I’ve Been Underperforming

Andrey Arshavin has admitted Arsenal fans are right to demand more than he is currently producing. The Russia forward has been heavily criticised after scoring just once in his last 18 games for the Gunners, with his performances falling well short of those during the early part of his career in England. Arshavin, who joined Arsenal from Zenit St Petersburg almost three years ago, said of the club’s supporters: “They…

October 12, 2011

Yossi Benayoun Reveals Liverpool Talks

Yossi Benayoun has revealed that he held talks with Liverpool prior to making a move to Arsenal on deadline day. The Israeli left the Reds to join Chelsea during the summer of 2010, but injuries prevented him from getting his career going at Stamford Bridge and his former club were keen on bringing him back this summer. “I had a few good options from clubs in England and outside,” Benayoun…

September 15, 2011

Arsenal Sign Yossi Benayoun On Loan

Arsenal have signed Israeli international Yossi Benayoun on a season long loan deal. The creative midfielder, who was injured for much of last season, has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and now looks likely to provide competition for Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey, Gervinho and Andrey Arshavin at the Emirates. A statement on the Arsenal website confirmed: “Arsenal has confirmed that they have agreed to sign Chelsea midfielder Yossi…

September 1, 2011

Chelsea Set To Offload Yossi Benayoun

Yossi Benayoun may make a surprise return to Liverpool with Chelsea set to sell him to his former club or the French champions, Lille. A decision could be made this afternoon on which club has succeeded in acquiring the Israeli international. If Benayoun returns to Anfield then it might pave the way for Raul Meireles to leave Liverpool. It’s understood the Portuguese international, currently out injured, wants to quit Merseyside…

August 29, 2011

Malaysia Apologize Over Benayoun Abuse

The Malaysian FA have apologised to Chelsea following the London club’s complaint over anti-semitic abuse directed at midfielder Yossi Benayoun. However, the statement plays down the incident which saw the Israel international jeered every time he touched the ball during a recent friendly in Kuala Lumpur. “The FA of Malaysia have received a complaint from English Premier League side Chelsea FC over alleged racist abuse targeted at Israeli midfielder, Yossi…

July 29, 2011