Arsenal Fans: Here's Why Flamini Will Be Vital This Season

With Mathieu Flamini's return to Arsenal imminent, it is worth familiarising yourself with the French midfielder...
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With Mathieu Flamini's return to Arsenal imminent, it is worth familiarising yourself with the French midfielder...

We know the return of Mathieu Flamini isn't the marquee signing Arsenal fans were hoping for, but the midfielder could surprise a few this season. He possesses the attributes Arsenal need in midfield; aggression, positional discipline and tough tackling, not to mention proven Premier League quality. He slotted seamlessly into left back in 2006, covering for the injured Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy, and was ubiquitous in Arsenal's journey to the Champions League final. His versatility could be a valuable asset with Arsenal desperately short in defence. While he has his limitations, the Frenchman could be shrewd signing, in the short term at least. He also doesn't like Tottenham very much, as the clip below suggests.

For Arsenal, it has got to the point where it's just about getting bodies in, and a proven player on a free transfer fits the bill.

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