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Yossi Benayoun didn't have Arsenal medical before signing from Chelsea

The Israeli international completed a year-long loan to the Gunners on transfer deadline day, but sealed the deal so close to the 11pm cut-off he was unable to undergo the customary examinations.

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freeduck4470d ago

The question arises: why did Wenger decide to do business the last day, and not months before? Was he stubborn to realize that Fabregas and Nasri were destined to leave that summer?

crazyturkey4470d ago

I think it was because both Barca and City did not put serious offers for both players. And without getting that money Arsenal probably still didn't have the budget to buy many replacements. This also lead to to Arsene having to just patch (somewhat) the holes left by Nasri and Cesc in the last day (sort of like a panic buy). Though I actually expect Arsenal to reinforce their squad at the end of the year especially if these replacements don't do a decent job.

Anderson84470d ago

they new that both players would be leaving so there was no excuse for not pre emptively spending that money..

kulka4470d ago

crazy remember he was out for 6 months due to knee injury

HOSe4469d ago

wenger is destined for a firing.

RedDevils4469d ago

Funny most of this players that they brought are also an Injuries prone Benayoun and Arteta will play in the treatment more than on the pitch