Mathieu Flamini Rejoins Arsenal On Freebie, Signs Three-Year Deal At The Emirates (Photo)

Chris Wright

29th, August 2013


By Chris Wright


Cesc’s water carrier is officially an Arsenal player again. The club have confirmed that Mathieu Flamini has rejoined the club on a three-year contract after moseying out of AC Milan at the beginning of summer.

The 29-year-old (yeah, it surprised us too!) French midfielder had been training with Arsenal to improve his fitness, but it would appear that Arsene Wenger has decided that he’s now fit enough to be worth another squirt.

Indeed, Wenger told the club website:

“We’re very pleased Mathieu has agreed to re-join us. He is a player of real quality, with a fantastic work rate and great mentality.

“As we know, Mathieu is a strong midfielder, but is also is comfortable playing in defence too. He is a very good addition to our squad.”

Not a bad little signing we’d say: Flamini can definitely still go, will be useful to have around for his versatility and, at 29, he’s about three years younger that the whole world thinks he is. It’s worth noting that several high-profile European clubs (including Milan) were apparently vying for his signature before Arsenal sealed the deal.

That said, this is hardly the acquisition that is going to placate any of the increasingly ravenous Gooners out there. Hopefully, Flamini is a “floodgate” signing and the rest will follow sooner rather than later.


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  1. Toz says:

    So he went from a club with real chance to win trophies to one that will just play in the Champions League before being knocked out? Yeah, this guys ambitions are high.

  2. anders nielsen says:

    go fuck youself

  3. kv says:

    When was the last time Milan was in the mix for a trophy? F*ck off, Toz.

  4. Ogban says:

    Milan better than Arsenal? You a re a……..

  5. One Man Went to Mow says:

    This line in particular should scare the crap out of any Arsenal fan.

    ‘…but (he) is also is comfortable playing in defence too.’

    • JazzyJeff says:

      I don’t know what you’re basing that on because in fact, you’re quite wrong. Flamini stood in for Ashley Cole at left back during the 2006 run to CL final. He played in that position every game after the group stages and was part of the back four which set the record for 11 straight CL clean sheets.

  6. KennyD says:

    He’s a poor man’s Igor Biscan if you ask me…….

  7. Si says:

    Arsenal have more potential this season than either of the Milans…? This has “panic wages” written all over it.

  8. Col says:

    I actually thought he was younger than 29!

    Why were Milan interested when they released him a couple of months earlier? Makes no sense.

  9. Neil says:

    a good signing — and Arsenal need a hard-working player. Would still love to see a striker, a winger, an experienced GK, and more cover at the back.

    I’d also like to see Arsenal sort out whatever fitness issue I suspect is going on that results in so many injuries every year.

  10. joe says:

    It’s like a new signing!

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