Yossi will bide his time

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Arsenal’s on-loan midfielder Yossi Benayoun has insisted he is willing to bide his time for a first-team chance.


Benayoun is on a season-long loan at Emirates Stadium from London rivals Chelsea.


The 31-year-old has struggled to beak into the starting line-up recently, but he is happy to wait his turn while the Gunners are still on their unbeaten run.


“They say you don’t change a winning team and we are on a good run so it is very difficult to get into the team,” he said.

“The only thing I can do is to wait for any chance I get – it doesn’t matter if it is 15 minutes or I get to start. I have to prove myself any chance I get and I am sure I can do it.”


The Israel captain admitted that he was ready for such a situation when he made the move to Arsenal for the season.

Benayoun also expressed relish at the thought of rising to the challenge of breaking into Arsene Wenger’s side.

“You come here and you know there is a lot of quality so you want to prove yourself,” he added.

“I think in the beginning I started against Dortmund away and played more but then I had a little injury and then the team won three games in a row.


“This is normal in football that you have to wait for a chance.

“Hopefully the team will keep doing well and maybe I will be more involved. Every player wants to play more, of course, but I know I have to be patient.”

Yossi Benayoun
Premier League

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