By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is NOT expecting Mathieu Flamini to join Juventus.

The Arsenal midfielder is out of contract in the summer and is free to talk to other clubs. However, he is also deep in discussions with Arsenal over a new deal and both sides have indicated a desire to continue his successful four-year spell.

Reports on Tuesday suggested the 24-year-old had agreed a deal with the Turin giants. However, speaking at his pre-match press conference that afternoon, it seemed to be news to Wenger.

"No," he said defiantly. "Juventus called me and told me that they were not interested in Mathieu Flamini."

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