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LIVERPOOL and Arsenal could be among the clubs planning to swoop in on AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini.
The French midfielder hinted that he is open to leaving the Rossoneri although he is likely to see out the rest of the season with the Italian giants.
Flamini has Premier League experience having spent four seasons at Arsenal and so would be an attractive option for a number of clubs.
His form at AC has nosedived and so would relish the chance to play top-flight football again.
In an interview with L’Equipe, Flamini said: “Right now I am at Milan and what counts is finishing the first half of the season in the best way possible. Marseille? For now I am here, then we’ll see.
“In a career there can be difficult moments, but it’s a marathon not a sprint and I have no intention of pulling back. I remain concentrated so I can prove the coach can count on me.”
SOURCE: Daily Express
Mathieu Flamini is very likely to leave AC Milan having become very much surplus to requirements at the San Siro but would Arsenal really consider a move to re-sign a player who became something of a controversial figure with Gunners fans due to the manner of his departure from the North London club in the summer of 2008.
The former French international had given the impression that he would sign a new Arsenal contract for months prior to his exit before opting instead to move to AC Milan on a free transfer, a move that Arsene Wenger should have seen coming given that the former Marseille man joined the Emirates Stadium side in similar circumstances.
Many Arsenal fans have labeled Flamini a ‘traitor’ for the way in which he engineered an exit from the club but perhaps anger over the switch has dissipated over the intervening years?
Flamini put in his best form in that last season at Arsenal but has been in and out of the AC Milan first team during his four and a half year stint at the Italian giants, making just two starts thus far this season.
Arsenal could well do with a player of Flamini’s battling qualities to help balance the abundance of creative talents, Wenger could certainly do with a midfielder who can help protect his forward thinking team-mates as well as breaking up opposition advances but would the Gunners boss really consider such a move?
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