Mathieu Flamini spoke to the media after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea. Below is a transcript of what he said:

on the Premier League…
We are fighting for the title and it is frustrating. We gave it everything and it was not easy today against 11 men but what can I say?

on the red card…
I don't want to comment on the red card. The referee is responsible. We will see about it later.

on the positives…
We can think positively.

on his chance before half-time…
I thought I could take it with one touch but it was going very quickly so it was hard.

on challenging…
Of course. It is a long run and we still have to fight and move forward. It is only a game but today is frustrating and a disappointment.

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24 Jan 2016