Arsenal confirm deal struck for AC Milan utility man, who joins the Gunners on a free transfer.
Arsenal have announced the signing of Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer.
The France international left AC Milan at the end of last season after his contract expired, and rejoins the Gunners after five years with the Serie A giants.
Flamini previously played for the north London side between 2004 to 2008, and was famously part of the defence that reached the 2006 UEFA Champions League final, keeping ten consecutive clean sheets in the process.
In that team, Flamini played left back, but he later made his name as a defensive midfielder, and his ability to cover both the anchor role and full back positions will be a valuable asset for an injury hit Gunners.
“We’re very pleased Mathieu has agreed to re-join us,” manager Arsene Wenger told the official Arsenal website.
“He is a player of real quality, with a fantastic work rate and great mentality.
“As we know, Mathieu is a strong midfielder, but is also is comfortable playing in defence too.
“He is a very good addition to our squad.
— Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 29, 2013