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Wenger On Flamini Cover Up?

Wenger On Flamini Cover Up?

Arsene Wenger claims Juventus are not interested in Mathieu Flamini after reports suggested the Frenchman had agreed to join the Old Lady.

In his traditional pre-match press conference, Wenger claimed that he had spoken to Juventus after they called him to say they were not interested in the steely midfielder.

'No. Juventus called me and told me that they were not interested in Mathieu Flamini.' Said Le Boss.

I'm not one to suggest that Wenger is on the cover up here, but I was under the impression that as Flamini is in the closing months of his current contract that he is free to speak to whoever he wishes? Would there be any need for Juventus to talk to Arsene?

However, I could be wrong, it has been known in the past.

Am I reading too much into this?

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Date:Tuesday April 1 2008
Time: 4:22PM


Plus, how many clubs ring up to say "You know that Mathieu Flamini? Yeah, we're not interested in signing him!!" ???
01/04/2008 16:27:00
It's quite a specific denial. Wenger is going to look pretty silly if it isn't true. I would guess Flamini has other offers on the table - if not Juventus then there will be no shortage of other interested parties. How many of them are bigger than Arsenal though?
01/04/2008 16:48:00
I think its more, they called up to deny speculation that has been going around. I will personally run out on to the pitch naked on the first game of next season if he is not at Arsenal. That is how confident i am he will sign.
01/04/2008 16:49:00
I have only read, rather than heard his comments. However he did promise us that Henry would be Arsenal player this season.
01/04/2008 17:05:00
it's very simple, if Flamini wants to stay, he is welcomed. he is one of us and i would love it if he stays. but if he wants to go, then he can leave. someone else will come in and take his place and do the job. i'm really annoyed that he has taken so long to sign a contract. what is the problem? why isn't he signing it? whatever the reasons are, we don't need all this talk ahead of the biggest game of our season till date..
01/04/2008 17:14:00
Rocky, the difference with flamini and henry is that flamini is important, henry is not.
01/04/2008 17:30:00
Goofle, you are boardering on a "Mac" level of support for Flamini here. Flamini is an excellent player, but can be replaced, any player can. Henry was, Wrighty was, Tony Adams was. But as I said before I could just be reading too much into the situation.
01/04/2008 17:59:00
whatever happened to the court case about the arses poaching/thieving flamini? and you had the cheek to moan about ashley cole!!
01/04/2008 18:07:00
Theres always so much grubby journo guff flying around, I read today that he is wanting a new five year contract, seriously though I would be pretty shocked if he decided his near future lay elsewhere, last year yes, he was a squad misfit, now he has his position, he is always first choice, he has seen the results of training and patience pay off. What did make me fall off my chair with laughter was a piece today that stated Capello has given up on learning English and will instead be insisting that his squad learns Italian!!!!!!, oh man, the thought of Wazza, Fat Frank, Cashley, Stevie Me, Rio, and Big thick ugly John trying to get to grips with Italian, hahahahahahaha they can barely converse in their mother tongue...feckin priceless, Nice 1 Fab.
01/04/2008 18:09:00
Every player is replaceable, yes, but i'm not quite shure that Matty could be replaced by someone as good as him. Arsene won't spend the money to buy an already world-class DM, and, although they are very good, I don't believe that any of the other DMs that we already have would do the job as well as Mathieu. Plus, it would greatly disrupt the balance of our midfield. Tommy, Cesc, Matty and Alex are all best friends aparently, it would be a shame were Matty to go.
01/04/2008 18:10:00
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