Following the emergence of Francis Coquelin as Arsene Wenger’s preferred defensive midfield option, reports hint that Matthiew Flamini’s future at the club may be in doubt, and is in fact allegedly seeking a move away.
The 31 year-old, who was at Arsenal before 2008, but left the same year for AC Milan before eventually returning to the Emirates a few years ago, has been plagued by injury- which gave Coquelin enough opportunity to show his immense ability. With coach Wenger reportedly looking to award a long-term contract extension to Coquelin, it appears that the coach prefers him to Flamini, and that the 31 year-old may have reached his final destination at Arsenal.
Following the development, Turkish league side Galatasaray have recently made inquiries into his availability, and are due to begin talks with the london club soonest.
At the moment, the player is currently on Arsenal’s pre-season playing tour of Singapore. In spite of all the speculations, he seems particularly uninterested with the developments; and allegedly stated recently that his main focus was to stay with Arsenal to fight for his place in the team next season.
Should Flamini leave, many Arsenal fans will be happy as that would mean Wenger still has a plan of bringing in another defensive midfielder and rightly so. Flamini isn’t that useful to the team and getting rid of him won’t be a bad thing provided someone else who is reliable is brought in.