Signed on season loan from Chelsea, Benayoun was probably brought in by Wenger as insurance in case the Arteta deal fell through. Now that Arteta has been confirmed, he will most certainly fill the creative hole left by Cesc Fabregas.
Benayoun excelled in that role at Liverpool, and will once again fail to reprise his preferred role. This will adversely effect the Israeli captain's ability to influence the game.
Wenger likes to play a 4-2-3-1, and with Gervinho, Arteta, and Walcott seemingly the first choice attacking midfielders, Benayoun will once again struggle for significant playing time.
Additionally, Benayoun is coming off of a season missed through injury. Without getting significant time on the pitch, the 31-year-old will find it difficult to recapture his dangerous form.
What do you think about the deadline day transfers? Who will succeed at their new clubs, and who will fail?