Mathieu Flamini hasn’t been the player the Gunners wanted when they brought him back to years ago.
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been a bit of a disappointment in his second stint with the club, and he’s finally ready to leave – if the Gunners are ready to pay first.
According to the Metro, Flamini has rejected transfers out of Arsenal – which would make space on the Gunners’ roster for his replacement – and has insisted that the club give him a big payday in order to leave.
The 31-year-old French midfielder is in the third year of his second stint with the team after previously playing at Emirates Stadium from 2004 to 2008. He tumbled down the team’s depth chart this summer and was slated to be a backup to Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta.
Mathieu Flamini is set to earn £65,000-a-week on a deal that expires at the end of the season but doesn’t expect to earn that much money elsewhere. As a result, he appears to want the Gunners to shell out more cash to him personally in order to make it a win-win situation for both sides.
The Metro reported that Turkish giant Galatasaray along with French outfit Bastia had made transfer offers for Flamini’s services.