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Long serving Arsenal star set to LEAVE the Emirates in next 48 hours

Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini is set to join Galatasaray on Tuesday, according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners have apparently agreed to let the 31-year-old follow ex-teammate Lukas Podolski to the Turkish side. The World Cup winner left the North London club for the Super Lig earlier this summer. In the final year of his contract, it is unlikely that a major transfer fee is brought in for the Frenchman.

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The midfielder looks likely to be moving on after losing his place in the team to compatriot Francis Coquelin last season. The relative youngster was out on loan at Championship side Charlton until as recently as December, but flourished when he was given a chance in the first team. He is now a regular in the starting XI.

This has meant that Flamini has been left without a role at the Emirates Stadium. However, with Arsene Wenger already having missed out on the signings of Morgan Schneiderlin and Geoffrey Kondogbia this summer, it may still be wise to keep the defensive-mid around until a replacement can be found.

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