Flamini returns to Arsenal

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Updated: August 29, 2013

London, England (Sports Network) – Arsenal announced Thursday that the club
has signed Mathieu Flamini after the France midfielder was released by AC
Milan.

The 29-year-old made 153 appearances for the Gunners between 2004 and 2008
before signing for Milan, where he spent five seasons.

“We are very pleased Mathieu has agreed to rejoin us,” Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger told the club’s official website. “He is a player of real quality, with
a fantastic work rate and great mentality. As we know, Mathieu is a strong
midfielder, but is also comfortable playing in defense too. He is a very good
addition to our squad.”

Flamini’s return to Arsenal comes at a time of great need for the club as Abou
Diaby, Mikel Arteta, Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all
unavailable for selection due to injury.