By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger believes the calibre of his deadline-day signings changed the dynamic of the Arsenal side within "two or three days" of arriving.
The Arsenal manager brought in five players over the summer before adding Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Yossi Benayoun, Ju-Young Park and Andre Santos just before the transfer window closed on August 31.
According to Wenger, the experience of that quintet altered the mindset in the Arsenal camp.
"I am adamant that the players we brought in during the summer are top quality," the Frenchman told Arsenal Player.
"They are also top quality men who have brought something to the dressing room - that is vital. They all have ambition and you could see that straight away after two or three days when the whole dynamic changed."
Even Benayoun, who has yet to make a Premier League start, has impressed the manager.
"He is doing well at the moment," said Wenger. "The season is so long that he will play his part and I am convinced that he will be an important player for us. His experience can make a big difference at some stage."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 15 Nov 2011