Mathieu Flamini has found himself on the fringes of the first team recently, and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates (via Turkish publication Fanatik). Despite Euro Sport claiming we have accepted a bid from Galatasaray however, Flamini has apparently rejected the chance to leave the club (via Fanatik).
The 31-year-old clearly doesn’t have much of a future at the club, with Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta arguably both ahead of him in the pecking order. Fanatik’s report claims he is determined to see out the remaining year of his contract, and is unlikely to be leaving the club this summer.
Many questioned Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring Flamini back to the club on a free back in 2013, but he enjoyed an excellent first season upon his Emirates return. He very quickly went downhill however, with his age seemingly catching up with him.
He became known as the player who marshaled and doled out orders to his teammates, but simultaneously forgot his own role in the side.
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We need to bring in a new defensive midfielder in the near future, with last season showing just how important a player like Coquelin is to our game. Any potential new arrival may depend on Flamini first leaving, so we need to offload the Frenchman as soon as possible.