Yossi Benayoun is returning to his former club West Ham United on a loan until the January transfer window, with an option to then extend the loan for the rest of the season.
The 32-year-old joined West Ham when he first moved to the Premier League from Racing Santander in 2005, spending two seasons at Upton Park before a transfer to Liverpool.
The Israel international captain then moved to Chelsea in July 2010.
Benayoun joined Arsenal with a loan on transfer deadline day last August.
He made 25 appearances for the north Londoners and scored six goals, returning to Chelsea to take part in this summer’s pre-season tour of the United States.