Arsene Wenger on signing Yossi Benayoun, confirms Ryo Miyaichi will face Shrewsbury
Written by Jeffrey on September 16, 2011 4:30
With the January transfer window four months away, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confessed that it is too early to decide whether Yossi Benayoun will be signed permanently by the Gunners.
Asked about the Israel International during yesterday’s press conference, the Arsenal boss explained that what he expects from the 31-year old is commitment, hard work and to always give 100% when called into action with the midfielder doing just that against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night at the Signal Iduna Park.
On how he intends to use the experienced midfielder this season, the manager said that he can play on the wing as well as in a central position adding that the player prefers to be adopted on the flank.
Wenger concluded by confirming that Japan’s Ryo Miyaichi successfully recovered from a calf injury having featured for the reserves against Bolton and that he might be in the squad for the Blackburn game and surely involved in the Carling Cup, on Tuesday, against Shrewsbury Town.
On Thursday, Wenger said:
It’s too early to say [whether we will permanently sign Yossi Benayoun] at the moment.
[What I expect from him?] To contribute as much as he can to the success of the squad, like every other player, not more, not less, to give his best everytime he plays and integrate well the way we want to play football.
What I think he can do? He can play on the flanks, he can play in the middle, even if I think he prefers to play on the flank. But overall he has shown on Tuesday night that he is physically completely fit again.
[If Ryo Miyaichi has a chance to play against Blackburn and Shrewsbury?] Yes to both questions.
I don’t know [whether he will be in the Blackburn squad] but certainly on Tuesday against Shrewsbury [he will be involved].