Assuming that the Arsenal transfer rumours are right then we could soon be seeing the end of the second spell as a Gunner for the French midfielder Mathieu Flamini. Whether that means that Arsene Wenger will be going into the transfer market to sign another central midfielder, however, is anyone´s guess. But if he does then I do not think it should be the young PSG player Adrien Rabiot.
Flamini rejoined Arsenal on a free transfer a couple of years ago after spending five seasons in Serie A with AC Milan and his second spell with the club has been reasonably successful and gave the boss the option of being more compact and combative in the middle instead of using the more technical Mikel Arteta.
But after Francis Coquelin came back with a bang last season, Flamini has been largely surplus to requirements and did not start a single Premier League game in 2015. And reports like the one in the Evening Standard claim that he is now set to join Lukas Podolski in signing for the Turkish champions Galatasaray.
That space in the squad could be filled by Rabiot and we have been linked with the 20-year old before. A Metro report reveals that his mother has dropped a big hint that her son is looking to move on from the French champions because of a lack of playing time.
She said, “Adrien wants to have a career at PSG.
“But it’s not possible. Are PSG trying to tarnish Adrien because we have asked for a transfer?”
“If Adrien leaves PSG, he is not leaving for the sake of leaving, he is leaving in order to play.”
I am not saying that he is not good enough for Arsenal but if he is going to bitch and moan about being on the bench he would be better to go elsewhere as he is going to find it just as hard as Flamini did to get a game ahead of Le Coq.