Former Arsenal ace wants to come back.Ex-Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is reportedly keen on a return to the Premier League, but only to a team that has title aspirations, Sky Sports reports.
The 29-year-old has turned down a new two-year deal with Italian giants AC Milan after spending five seasons with the Serie A side, prompting speculation that he is about to return to England.
The French international was a part of the last Arsenal squad to win a trophy back in 2005 and then helped the side to the Champions League final a year later before making the move to northern Italy in 2008. After helping the side to the Scudetto in 2011 he now appears to be hungry to head back to the English top flight to go after more honours.
“I’ve had some good offers but I want to take my time and decide what direction I will take,” he said.
“What’s important is to be in a team which has a good project, good ambitions and abilities.
“I miss England and I want to win the Premier League. It has a special place in my heart. I like the pace and the physicality of English football, and I like that every game is very open.
“When you are a competitor, what you want is to be successful. And to be successful, you want to win trophies.”
However, despite the links to England being the most likely, he has been keen to state that he is open to other offers too.
“Other countries are possible, too,” he added. “I don’t want to close any doors.”