It’s being widely reported this evening that we’re going to offer Mathieu Flamini a contract.
The French midfielder has been training with us for the last few weeks as he kept his fitness up after being released by Milan at the end of last season and it seems like he’s got himself in the right place at the right time when it comes to Arsenal.
The injury to Mikel Arteta has robbed the team of its only defensive midfielder. meaning Arsenal need midfield cover very badly.
Coupled with the fact that he’d cost Arsene Wenger an attractive £0.00p, it couldn’t have lined any better for the player who left on a free transfer in 2008.
On the plus side, he’s a player and we need players and on his day he’s not bad at all. In fact, we very much advocated giving him a new deal back in the day.
However, it doesn’t do anything to quell the suggestions that Arsenal are just kinda making it up as they go along this summer.
If this does happen, Flamini would need to be signed and registered before midday tomorrow in order to play against Fulham on Saturday.
We shall see.