Mathieu Flamini was rewarded for his fine start to the season when he was called up to the France squad for their crucial Euro 2008 double-header against the Faroe Islands and Lithuania.

The midfielder spoke to Arsenal TV Online before he headed off on international duty and shortly after helping Arsenal to a 3-2 win against Sunderland at Emirates Stadium. Mathieu talked about:

  • the game itself
  • going back to top of table
  • the fight Sunderland put up
  • his form this season
  • his chance of making his international debut
  • why he has not played before
  • France's must-win games
  • the threat of the Scots

Arsenal TV Online subscribers can now see this exclusive interview. If you don't subscribe to TV Online, click on the red button in the gold panel opposite.

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