Versatile midfielder Mathieu Flamini returned to Arsenal in August 2013.
The France international put pen to paper on a second spell with the Gunners, his first having run from 2004, when he joined from Ligue 1 side Marseille, until 2008.
Mathieu is primarily a central midfielder, but helped Arsenal keep a competition-record 10 consecutive clean sheets when filling in at left back during the run to the 2006 Champions League final.
His stand-out season came in 2007/08, when he was a fixture in the midfield and produced a string of all-action performances – catching the eye in a team that challenged for the Premier League title.
Mathieu Flamini Profile
March 07, 1984
|Previous Club(s)||Marseille, Arsenal, AC Milan|
A tough, intelligent competitor with a fine engine and an eye for a pass, his form alerted numerous clubs around Europe and, after making 153 appearances for the Gunners, he joined AC Milan in the summer of 2008.
Mathieu won the Serie A title with the Rossoneri in 2010/11, playing an important role in the middle of the park. Earlier in his time in northern Italy, he had deputised impressively in the right- back position. After missing most of the 2011/12 campaign through injury, he returned to the side last term and played an important role in Milan’s strong finish to the campaign – scoring four goals in the last six games of the season.
After his contract expired at the San Siro, he began training with Arsenal – signing for the Club two weeks into the new Premier League season.
Mathieu Flamini's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||Total|
|2004-2005||9 + 12||1||2 + 2||0||4||0||3||0||18 + 14||1|
|2005-2006||19 + 12||0||11 + 1||0||2||0||2 + 1||0||35 + 14||0|
|2006-2007||9 + 11||3||3 + 3||1||3||0||2 + 1||0||17 + 15||4|
|2007-2008||30||3||8||0||1 + 1||0||0||0||39 + 1||3|
|2013-2014||8 + 2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||11 + 2||1|
|Total||75 + 37||8||27 + 6||1||10 + 1||0||7 + 2||0||120 + 46||9|