Mathieu Flamini is back in the team, and injuries to others have ensured that his situation isn’t likely to change any time soon. The Frenchman looks to end the year playing regular football, and to top it all off, he has been named by a music magazine as one of their people of the year for the work his company GF Biochemicals has been doing (via the Metro).
In the past few months Flamini has turned up in news columns worldwide for his revolutionary company, which is projected to generate an entirely new market for eco friendly energy. The valuation of the market has been made at somewhere around £20 billion by Flamini himself (via The Independent), which has lead to Arsenal fans dreaming of the day Flamini takes over from Stan Kroenke.
It’s entirely possible that the best moments of Flamini’s time at Arsenal may not have come just yet, and with the title race in top gear and injuries throttling the squad, these are exciting times at the Emirates. Flamini put in a typically heroic performance against Spurs earlier in the year, and when called upon on occasion he has been able to put in consistently reliable performances – like the solid defensive display against Olympiakos Piraeus sealing progression to the Champions League last 16.
His achievements at the end of the season may yet include a Premier League winners medal, and the plaudits might not stop there. Flamini has turned up on NME Magazine’s list of ‘People of the Year’ (via the Metro), which is a huge honour in itself.
The music publication has regularly featured some of the music business’ leading lights, but Flamini’s presence on their list is because of his love for nature. He has openly admitted to being concerned about nature for many years, and he is doing his bit for the planet.
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The Arsenal man has been setting an example for others to follow and rightfully deserves the honour. It looks like a very merry Christmas this time around for Flamini.