Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger proved to be overly enthusiastic after Benayoun’s goal stating his admiration for the Israeli attacking midfielder which brought the three points for Wenger’s team.
“He is well integrated in the group, is a fantastic professional and has a great spirit,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.
“He is a very intelligent boy and tonight he did fantastically well when he came on. The changes who came on did very well and stabilised our game I think – Yossi came on and won us three fantastic points.
“You go to City and then to Villa and I have to give fantastic credit to my players, they have given absolutely everything in the last three days with two difficult away games.
“For us to respond well was vital. I was a bit nervous I must say because for us you have experience and history with us coming to Aston Villa – it is always these kinds of games where it is marginal to win or to lose.
“I was a bit nervous because I knew how important it was to win and I knew that it would be a difficult game.”
The question standing on everybody’s lips now is if Benayoun will manage to become a first team player, at least until the transfer season opens up again. Even though Ramsey wasn’t so bad lately he proved to be a bit weary at times, so improvement can be made on that position and perhaps Yossi is the man. What do you think?