Arsenal have confirmed that Mathieu Flamini has rejoined the club.
The midfielder left in contentious circumstances in 2008, and after a spell at AC Milan, has signed a deal as a free agent, on what is believed to be a 3 year deal.
Flamini provides cover in midfield and in both full back positions, allowing Arsene Wenger to continue to use his best right back as an emergency centre-half.
The capture of the former Marseille man has taken Arsene Wenger’s spending this summer to a whopping £0.00p, and the manager said, “We’re very pleased Mathieu has agreed to re-join us. He is a player of real quality, with a fantastic work rate and great mentality.
“As we know, Mathieu is a strong midfielder, but is also is comfortable playing in defence too. He is a very good addition to our squad.”
To be fair, he’s a good player on his day and even if he’s not the kind of signing most people were hoping for, he’s better than nobody at all. Which, in itself, says a lot, we suppose.
Flamini is now in contention for a place in Sunday’s squad for the game against Sp*rs. His last appearance in the North London derby came in December 2007 when TGSTEL came on and scored that header with his first touch.