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Toure Praise For Midfield Warrior

Toure Praise For Midfield Warrior

OK, so Toure wasn't quite saying that anyone should stick Gattuso anywhere, but it sounds good. No? Ok.

But Arsenal's vice-captain did have a massive amount of praise for the Frenchman, and compared him to Italian stallion Gennaro Gattuso.

Flamini has been in fine form since the start of the campaign, and his work rate and team ethic is now symbolic of how this current Arsenal team will fight for eachother.

Toure told L'Equipe: 'He does such a huge job in midfield. Thanks to him, in defence we are rarely put in trouble.

'He is a real marathon runner, he runs everywhere. He has a fantastic heart and fights for everyone.'


For those of you that are unfamiliar with Gattuso, he's renowned for being a combative grafter in midfield, which explains Kolo's comments.

'Having such a player in your team is just great. He is involved in any clash, but only for the good of the team. That is why we call him Gattuso.

As a measure of how fantastic Flamini has been so far this season, bear in mind that he is keeping Gilberto out of the team at the moment. A player that has not only won the World Cup, but a player that probably deserved to win Arsenal's player of the year award last season.

Let's hope that Flamini's form continues to give Arsene Wenger the current selection headache he has at the moment.

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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Wednesday October 10 2007
Time: 6:53PM

Comments

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You just know what he's saying in that picture. In a Robert Deniro voice: "You talkin' ta me? You talkin' ta me? I don't see nobody else round here..."
simmy8_2000
10/10/2007 18:56:00
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also, make sure he signs the new contract. his contract expires next summer.
fcdematthew
10/10/2007 19:23:00
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They chant "Gattuso, Gattuso" in the cross bar challenge when Flamini steps up to take a shot..
ZAgooner
10/10/2007 19:32:00
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For me he has been even better than the orignal Gattuso this season
afghenry
10/10/2007 19:43:00
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Three cheers for Mattuso! I'm chuffed that he finally seems to have made a position his own after being a bit player for so long, the dictionary definition and usages of the word masterstroke should contain the word Wengerian as the two words are inextricably linked.
nikolaijns
10/10/2007 20:26:00
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Always liked Matty off and on the pitch. I real fighter and a fantastic footballer. Well done Mattuso!
ArsenalRob
10/10/2007 20:43:00
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*A real fighter
ArsenalRob
10/10/2007 21:02:00
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Here here niko.
prits
10/10/2007 22:56:00
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i think mattuso will stick now
anonymous
10/10/2007 23:20:00
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The fact too that the kid is keeping out the captain of Brazil shows that our supposed lack of strength and depth ain't really so.
nikolaijns
11/10/2007 01:15:00
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