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Mathieu Flamini.... Thoughts?


I have to say that I had mixed feelings on hearing that arsenal had re-signed the Flam on a 3 year contract last month. He did well for arsenal during his first stint at the club, but left for Milan on a free in 2008. This angered me because Wenger allowed Lassana Diarra (a better DM IMO) to leave 6 months before, in the belief that Flamini was a better fit for the arsenal midfield at the time. Things didn't work out at Milan, and he returned to arsenal to train. Wenger allowed another promising youngster to leave (Francis Coquelin) to accommodate Flamini and again I wasn't sure. But to be fair, the Flam has done a decent job thus far. What do you think?

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mutsdog · Arsenal fan

It really annoyed me that he let diarra leave before he had even got flamini to sign a new deal, but since returning flamini has been just what we needed. yeah he's no frills but he understands what that role is all about. for instance last week at Swansea he took a booking for stopping a Swansea break where in the past an arsenal player would have ##### footed it and probably ended up in us conceding. I think flamini has been a great signing. our league position is no coincidence. but yes I was sceptical when I first heard the news of s re-signing, not anymore

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Better than I expected

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machine44 · Hull City fan

Said at the time, i think it was a very smart signing, and being proved right does the dirty job that alot of people overlook

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rootzman · Arsenal fan

@mrsentah The irony is that since he's been a first choice regular!!!

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rootzman · Arsenal fan

@TrentYid Flamini keeps it nice and basic. He's a no-frills type of player. The balance of the team is ok with him in, only because he lets the more gifted midfielders do their thing while he clears up the mess!

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

Squad player, good signing as Arsenal have no backup players

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TrentYid · Tottenham fan

Only time I can remember him being any good was towards the end of his first time at arsenal, never really rated him as a player, n like you said, diarra was by far the better player

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