Mathieu Flamini is looking for a new club this summer, and is demanding that his current wage is met before agreeing to move.
The Frenchman has not featured in the Premier League since January, and with Arsenal currently having a full squad fit for action, his campaign looks to be over.
The Gunners cannot even risk fielding a weaker squad at this stage in the season, as the fight for a place in the top-four is still tight. A win this weekend could seal our place in the Champions League for next year, but that could also give us a chance of beatking Tottenham to second in the table, which would be huge to the fans.
Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta find themselves in the same boat also, with their deals also set to expire this summer, and with game-time extremely limited. The pair could be set to retire at the end of the campaign, having suffered a number of fitness and injury issues in recent years, although the latter is tipped to move into a coaching role.
Flamini is likely to play on however, and is believed to be in talks over a possible move to Greece with Panathinaikos, where the Frenchman could team up with former Premier League star Michael Essien in midfield.
Talks have so far come to a head, with the Arsenal star refusing to lower his wage demands, and is so far adamant that he will not take lower than his current £60,000 per week earnings.
Does Flamini deserve a final send-off for his time with the club? Or is he at the back of the queue with both Arteta and Rosicky having played bigger roles in recent years?
Time for flamini to go ! I couldn’t careles what he wants elsewhere as it won’t have anything to do with us! As the league evolves every year some players stand still ! Hopefully this summer we get rid of the players doing just that ,walcott. Being the main culprit! Time to move on so we can move forward
All the best to flamini in the future! But it’s time for him to move on!
This is what happens when one becomes a spoilt, over pampered br*t!
Who would pay standard wage for a Timebomb?
He needs to go to make room for better players. Arsenal need a much stronger roster next season and for the future. They need a transfer period this summer on par with the one they had that led to the 2003-2004 team being the invincibles. These are the players they brought in that year onto an already very strong team:
1. Robin van Persi
2. Cesc Fàbregas
3. Jens Lehmann
4. Gaël Clichy
5. José Antonio Reyes
6. Philippe Senderos
7. Johan Djourou
Most of these became very important players for Arsenal. I would argue that this team needs at least this number of good signings this transfer season. So some people need to go.
Apart from Lehman all were relatively unknown is that what we need now?
Kane will make £100,000 per week (well deserved increased)
Giroud makes £90,000 for a dozen goals
Walcott makes £140,000- What did Theo do to deserve such an increase?
Show consistency like he always does whenever he seeks a wage increase. The club should have known his 2012 form was just an anomaly, he never displayed the mentality to be the forward that drives the team to a title challenge..