Benayoun: there’s a chance I could stay at Arsenal


Yossi Benayoun has given an interview to Israeli radio about his immediate future and his time at Arsenal.

Thanks to @Snir_Geuli for the transcript of the Arsenal related bits, which goes as follows:

Q: Why are you on the bench in deciding moments?

A: I didn’t get a lot of chances at first, but something changed in the last few games and it’s very significant. It is because I’ve been patient, and proved myself. It doesn’t mean anything regarding my future, I’ve got one last game until my contract is up and I return to Chelsea, and will decide my future.

Q: Do you want to go back there?

A: I’m not planning anything for next season as of now. I’ll decide what’s best for my career.

Q: How would you sum up your Arsenal stint?

A: You can divide it to two parts. Extremely unhappy from the earlier months, I could have given up, but I didn’t. Gladly, I started playing and scoring goals again, which for me is the most important thing.

Q: What’s your next move?

A: We’ll have to wait and see. My agents are working, and there are offers, but right now I’m focusing solely on Arsenal and finishing on a high.

Q: Would you want to stay at Arsenal?

A: I don’t know, but there is a chance. At Liverpool I couldn’t stay for a minute longer (because of his rift with Rafa).

Q: Did Arsene Wenger contact Chelsea regarding a permanent transfer?

A: We haven’t discussed it yet. Everyone will decide what’s best for them. Gladly, I’m finishing my stint at Arsenal in a nice manner.

Q: Why is Arsenal struggling?

A: It’s true that Arsenal hasn’t won a trophy for the past 6-7 years, but before that they won everything. They tried to promote youngsters and to invest less and win trophies. But they already signed a player like Podolski who is a massive signing. Apart from that, they need to keep the good players they have, and only that way they’ll succeed.

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