By Matt Fortune

Arsène Wenger is keen for Mathieu Flamini to put pen to paper on a new deal as soon as possible.

The French midfielder has been superb for the Gunners this season but his current contract is set to expire in the summer.

Discussions have taken place and both parties appear united in their goal to reach agreement, but Wenger revealed that nothing has been signed yet.

"With Flamini, there is still no development just yet," said the Arsenal manager.

"We both want him to stay, but we have not finalised any agreement yet.
 
"If you ask me what do I wish - I want it tied up as quickly as possible. We want him to be played as a regular player."

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