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Yossi Benayoun

Like Diarra, Benayoun didn’t succeed at either Chelsea or Arsenal.

After struggling for game time with the Blues, he joined Arsenal on a season-long loan at the age of 31 in the summer of 2011.

The former Israel international put in a couple of impressive performances for the Gunners, especially in the 5-2 win over Tottenham.

But, in truth, Benayoun was a panic signing by Wenger following the 8-2 mauling by Manchester United, and didn’t do enough to earn a permanent deal.


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