31 Aug '11, 4pm

Arsenal strengthens struggling squad, signing midfielders Arteta & Benayoun, as well as defenders Santos & Mertesacker

Arsenal strengthens struggling squad, signing midfielders Arteta & Benayoun, as well as defenders Santos & Mertesacker

Arsenal strengthened its struggling squad on transfer deadline by signing midfielders Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun along with defenders Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON (AP) - Arsenal strengthened its struggling squad on transfer deadline by signing midfielders Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun along with defenders Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker. The urgency to spend some of the cash brought in from Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas and from Manchester City for Samir Nasri came after a dismal start to the season. Just one point has been collected from Arsenal's first three league matches, including an 8-2 rout by Manchester United on Sunday. And manager Arsene Wenger abandoned his usual policy of signing emerging talent by capturing experienced players. Arteta, the 29-year-old Spaniard who is leaving Everton after six years, signed a four-year Arsenal de...

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Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has confirmed the transfer of Germany defender Per Mertesacker (right) to Arsen...