Is Flamini in or out of Arsenal football club?
Two weeks ago it seemed as if we were saying goodbye to Mathieu Flamini for what is sure to be the last time. However at this current period in time, is there a strong chance he could be staying at the club?
In the build up to the final game of the season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stated that the club was losing three big personalities in Rosicky, Arteta and Flamini. Little Mozart and club captain Mikel Arteta both received their well deserved send off’s from the club, but Frenchman Flamini seemed to hide in the shadows, with his future being up in the air.
It has already been reported today that Flamini may be due for a contract extension with the club, as he believes that when his current deal ends next month, a renewal offer could be on the cards. The lack of goodbye to Flam, as well as his outspoken approach regarding a new contract could suggest that he could well be at the Emirates next year! Flamini is also still listed on the club’s website as our number ’20’ and a current midfielder, whilst Rosicky and Arteta have since had their numbers and positions removed. It is a scary thought for the Gunners because we believed we had moved on from the days of having to rely on Flamini holding our midfield together.
However, it is also worth pointing out that whilst Flamini may still be listed as an Arsenal midfielder and still is the owner of the number 20, his name and number is not currently available for printing on next season’s shirt, sparking debate about what chance there is of the Frenchman re-signing.
It could just be a possibility that the reason why Rosicky and Arteta have had their numbers removed from the website is because those numbers have since been allocated to new players, and that is why Flamini still remains as a listed midfielder. However the midfielder’s lack of appearance for next season’s kit could suggest that perhaps his future does not lie with this club after his contract finishes in June.
If Flamini was to re-sign for another season, what would the Arsenal fans think? You never know if he does still around, he may end up making us the richest club in the world with his multi-million pound investments.