Flamini On His Way Out
Mathieu Flamini is to take advantage of the new Fifa ruling which will allow him to buy out the remaining years of his contract after having it confirmed by his lawyer he would be able to do so.
Flamini, who rarely makes the bench, never mind the first team these days, wants to try to reach the 'next level' in his playing career, and believes he will need to move on to do so.
'I have reached the end of a cycle,' Flamini told l'Equipe.
'I have spent three years at Arsenal and my lawyer has assured me I can leave in June. To do that I have to pay the club my last year of wages. My next three years will be important. I want to play and reach a new level.'
'The Arsenal team is young and has qualities, but I play rarely at the moment. It is a difficult moment to experience and in such a situation any player asks himself some questions.'
'Above all I want to go on working and improving. I want to score more goals, assist more often and finally win Champions League.'
This comes as no great surprise, indeed the only shock is that this hasn't come sooner.