Mathieu Flamini back to Arsenal on a free transfer?

There seemed to be a lot of bitterness from Mathieu Flamini when he left Arsenal, and he blamed Arsene Wenger for not offering him a contract extension until he suddenly improved his form after coming back from injury.

But today Caughtoffside is suggesting that Arsenal are considering offering Flamini the chance to return to the Emirates if AC Milan let him leave on a free transfer in the summer.

The French midfielder has been in and out of the Milan side in the four years he has been there, mostly due to injury problems, and never followed up on his promise for the France national team either.

So with Flamini still rehabilitating from from his pre-season cruciate injury it now seems unlikely that Milan are going to offer to extend his contract before it ends in June so he is now free to talk to forign clubs about a Bosman move.

So would Wenger really consider bringing him back on a free transfer?

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14 comments

  1. MattAFC95 says:

    @all the haters. Flamini can play LB, RB and CDM, he would be a great cover dont you think. Flamini didnt want to leave, wenger wouldn’t give him an extention on his contract. I’d have him back.

  2. Dapper d says:

    I say bring back hleb and flamini. Ok they may be a little older, injury problems etc but they where the closest midfield we had to winning title. I really don’t see midfield we currently have winning titles. No back bone, no title or cup winning mentality running through the under belly of the club. Only van Persie is close to this stature. Gervinho is a great talent, but hope he doesn’t go the same way as Arshavin.. Great start to arsenal career, then fade. Wenger has a real problem. He got rid of the winning mentality in the club too quickly. If he had added the right players to the 2008 squad instead of ripping it apart I believe we would have won something by now. Not players ability, but mentality is what this arsenal squads problem is. Fail at the decisive points in seasons. Every year. Aaaaarrrrgh.

  3. brg says:

    COQUELIN FRIMPONG YENNARIS WILSHIRE ARTETA RAMSEY LANSBURY OZYAKUP HENDERSON DIABY ROSICKY

    DO WE REALLY NEED FLAMINI?

    WHAT WE NEED IS AN ATTACKING MIDFIELDER WHO CREATES CHANCES AND BURIES THEM LIKE FABREGAS AND NASRI DID

  4. dom says:

    dont need him, as we are looking to bring m’villa in and we have coquelin to have cover for song and wilshire. Would be good if we got him on loan in january but no, not a problem any more with sagna and gibbs coming back so coquelin wont have to go full back

  5. stan says:

    well said Davi. I really don’t see this happening because of the points highlighted by the previous comment.

  6. Davi says:

    Quality player, but with Coquelin coming through and with Wilshere to be back by next season, and Frimpong probably a bit later, and with all the talent in the reserves and on loan, I don’t see the need to bring him back – especially if he’s having injury problems now. I don’t bear any grudge towards him to be honest, it’s just the nature of the game now, but he wouldn’t be a popular signing with the fans, and so he’s just not necessary now.

  7. Peter Kenny says:

    No to Flamini. In addition to leaving Gunners in bad taste, he will again use the Gunners as a rehabilitation ground for other destinations!!! He will even suffocate and instill -ve instincts in good prospects like Coquelin, Frimpong etc. Where will he play when Wilshere returns?
    Let him try NYRB and the like!!!!!

    PK

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