Friday, June 14, 2024

Wenger looks to Flamini for stability

Arsene Wenger has praised Mathieu Flamini’s leadership qualities, but says that the experienced Frenchman adds stability to the team as well.

Surprisingly left out of last weekend’s trip to Stoke, Flamini is expected back in the team for today’s FA Cup clash against Everton and, as is his wont, will spend the game chatting, cajoling and encouraging those around him, something Wenger says is a consequence of his age.

“When you are 30, you feel that you have gone through a lot,” he said, “and you are now in a position where you can do that. You want that from your players.

“His work-rate and his balance gives us better security. He does the work that people don’t always see. It’s not because people don’t see it that it’s not important.

“He does important work that stabilises the team and gives them security to express.”

The manager has also confirmed that Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal today. Having played a major part in getting us through the last round against Liverpool, Wenger will keep faith with the keeper who is also going to play in Munich in midweek due to Wojciech Szczesny’s suspension.

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North Stand

Hoping for a flamini/rosicky axis today

Runcorn Gooner

Sorry off subject but Dutch Skunk tells Moyes I will leave if you don’t sign world class players.Sure I have heard that somewhere before!!


Well lets hope without Rambo and Wilshere that Mikel will do the imbetween job, I imagine Özil will start and I hope chamberlain too we need the energy. That said we need to play out our skins abit, I was extreemly impressed with Everton’s performance last time round, not to say I was happy Bout it…


Fabianski Wenger
Sagna Vermaelen Mertesacker Gibbs
Rosicky Podolski+Cazorla over 90 mins.


Ah the classic 1-4-1-1-1-3-1 with two keepers. If this is how Wenger sets up, I predict Steve Bould to boss it in the sweeper role.

emir of emirates

Just protect the back 4, link up well, and finish up chances well and we’ll steal the win…COYG #destinationwembley

oyedotun olanrewaju akeem

Let us all keep our fingers crossing and be positive upbeat about the match that we will win-it, wif God on our side. Greatest Gunners, Go and conquevertonian.

Viva Vivas

Flame melts toffees!


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I think Gnabry should start on right and Chambo in box to box role with Flamini alongside him as pure DM.

Arsene Wingere

I hope our midfield will be
Flamini Oxlade
Gnabry Özil Santi

I see that working out vs everton


Still can’t work out why he wasn’t played against Stoke.


Thinking flamini was left out for this game so he was rested and for game in mid week the only reason I can see

monkey knees

Roy Keane; what a prick.

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