By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger will not allow a repeat of the 'Mathieu Flamini situation' when he sits down to discuss the futures of Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy this summer.
Flamini left on a free transfer to AC Milan in the summer of 2008 after letting his contract run down and his fellow Frenchmen have just one year apiece remaining on their own deals.
Wenger is well aware of the need to secure the services of Nasri and Clichy and that's why he wants their futures resolved before the 2011/12 campaign begins.
"We will sort that situation out quickly after the end of the season," said the manager. "We need to know very quickly.
"We do not want to do that [allow them to leave on a free like Flamini]. We won't allow that to happen.
"It has to be resolved before the season starts again."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source