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Arsenal looks to newcomers to spark improvement

 FILE -  In this file photo taken on May 15, 2011, Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun plays against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer ...
 Germany's Per Mertesacker reacts during a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match bet...
 Israel's Yossi Benayoun runs with the ball during training session ahead of Group F EURO 2012 qualifying soccer match against Greece, in the Bloomfie...

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FILE - In this file photo taken on May 15, 2011, Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun plays against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer ...

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Germany's Per Mertesacker reacts during a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match bet...

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Israel's Yossi Benayoun runs with the ball during training session ahead of Group F EURO 2012 qualifying soccer match against Greece, in the Bloomfie...

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger needs his batch of new signings to make an immediate impact in Saturday's home match against promoted Swansea if the team is to get its faltering Premier League campaign back on course.
Wenger was stung into action in the final few days of transfer window after Arsenal earned just one point from its first three games, its most recent result an embarrassing 8-2 defeat at Manchester United.
A frantic trolley dash saw the French coach bring in five players _ defenders Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos, midfielders Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta and striker Park Chu-young.
With the London club already eight points behind leaders United and Manchester City, Arsenal's newcomers need to hit the ground running this weekend.