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Wenger Wants More New Signings After Confirming ‘No Brainer’ Flamini Deal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed he want’s to bring in more new signings after confirming the club have re-signed Mathieu Flamini on a three-year deal.

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsene Wenger wants more after re-signing Mathieu Flamini.

Mathieu Flamini

Flamini – would you have him back?

Arsene Wenger has confirmed he want’s to bring in more new signings after confirming the club have re-signed Mathieu Flamini on a three-year deal.

The 29-year-old has spent the past few weeks training with the club after leaving AC Milan when his contract expired in June and reports in recent days have suggested a deal was close to bring the French midfielder back to the Emirates on a permanent basis.

Arsenal confirmed this afternoon that Flamini has become the clubs second free transfer of the summer after signing a three year deal and Arsene Wenger has described the deal as a ‘no brainer’.

The French boss claims the tenacious midfielder is in ‘fantastic shape’ and feels his versatility will come in very useful during the season, with the player able to play in defence as well as in midfield. He told Arsenal.com:

on why he decided to sign Flamini…

Because he knows how we play football. He knows the Club. He had a huge desire to come back. He was available because he was out of contract and he’s a quality player, and a focused player. Those were all the reasons that pushed me to make that decision.

on if versatility played a role in the decision…

Yes, of course. It’s a very important impact on the squad because he can cover many positions. He can play with everybody in midfield and he knows the game we want to play. He knows the game in general. He’s tactically very shrewd, very focused to win and that’s why the decision was basically a no brainer.

on if he’s the same player that left in 2008…

He’s a bit older but he’s still only 29. The best years are in front of him now – the next three years. Physically, he’s perfect. He was tested, prepared and he’s physically in fantastic shape.

on Flamini only winning three French caps…

I believe when he left us, he got a bit lost because he got injured early on in Milan. When you are off the radar, you are quickly forgotten and other players move in. Maybe he will come back into contention now being with us.

Thankfully for Arsenal fans, Wenger also confirmed that he doesn’t expect Flamini to be his last deal of the summer and insists he’s still in the market for new players – particularly after Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski were ruled out with long-term injuries. He continued:

on if he’s looking for more faces…

Yes, of course. When you think that we lost three players of the stature of Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Podolski for three months basically before the season really starts, it’s very hard to take and we are in a position where you want some more players.

Flamini may not be the marquee signing Arsenal fans have been waiting for but I’m sure he’ll prove to be a very useful addition, and there is still four days for Wenger and his team to bring in the players we need to make us a competitive squad again.

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Are you happy with the signing of Flamini? Do you think Wenger will bring in any big name players? Share your views below.

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17 Comments

  1. Davros

    August 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Yes! Great business, obviously we need 3 or 4 more, I don’t see a marquee signing though.

    • Ogban

      August 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      At this point I’dtake any decent signing, never mind marquee

    • atid

      August 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Who needs a big tent? Just some players will do me.

  2. gamba

    August 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    wenger z now a child’so stuborn tired sick f wenger

  3. GoonerMAC

    August 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I’m not prone to pessimism but time is rapidly running. We’ve got rid of most of the deadwood nicely but haven’t added the quality and depth that is obvious we needed even before the injuries to 3 first teamers.

    We’ve been linked with, and bid for, a bunch of top players that have either moved elsewhere or stayed where they were and I have to question why that is.

    Other teams aren’t finding it too difficult signing players so why are we? It points to the people doing the business – Gazidis & Laws – not being up to the job. They should be stood down and replaced with someone who can do the job. Too late for this window but something has to be done before January as the summer’s been a complete shambles on the transfer front for Arsenal.

  4. Sylvester Shima

    August 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Up gunners till dead, keep faith in d team we wil surely sign players b4 transfer close. Latest news direct frm emirate 08086500735 call nt flashing for confirmation on latest deals

  5. essii

    August 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    there will be 2 players coming in within the next 48 hours….confirmed for medical tomorrow…hoooooraaaay….I wonder if its di maria and that big french dude from st.etiene

  6. pissedoffgoon

    August 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    “Wenger wants more new signings”…. That’s good,
    So who else is available on a free…
    I bet the spuds are trembling with fear right now…
    LOL.

  7. tankos

    August 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Thus Shame,very big shame on the part of arsenal fc signing a player who out of contract and you(wenger),when other teams are signing proper players went and sign old,chaff,dead woods,those who cant compite.this same play left you 4 yrs go for glory and dont know why.wenger will arsenal to relegation mark my words.

  8. ajemuta ogheneorobor

    August 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    As 4 me…I tink arsenal will sign di maria hopefully and maybe benzema I.eif madrid complete gareth bale move and buy suarez perhaps..apart frm d above mentioned I don’t see wenger making any other maquee signing b4 d window closes..top gooner 4 life..

  9. collins

    August 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Wenger knows the best,he knows we need players,else our thin squad will breakdown before december,he has lot of suprise for all the fans.As for signing flamini,he is a good defensive midfielder,a decent signing that will add depth to our team.I wish fabregas will return to arsenal now,it will be a great reunion and revelation. Pls fans stand behind and support Wenger and the players.Up gunners.

  10. emmanuel

    August 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    wenger as a coach,thinks of himself n not d fans.How can he bring back a player who left d team when he was at d peak of his game n needed by d club so much only for him to join d next available flight to Milan.Believe me, Arsenal fc would hv won d league dat same year he left if he had stayed wit Arsenal.And nw he’s back when he has little or nothing to offer to d club anymore and yet Wenger went ahead and signed him for free cos thats what he(Wenger)craves for rather spendin d money on quality players that will be loyal to d club.I pity for dis club cos Wenger has destroyed Arsenal fc.

  11. Thestar

    August 29, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I hate dis dead man old man why wenger wil nt kill us sign good player an leave dis ur brothers

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  13. Debayour-Oye

    August 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Wenger always think on the contrary… Arsenal has no oda ambition than to always participate in the champions league and not to compete for the trophy …

  14. Dafc

    August 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Who else you gonna bring back wenger maybe hleb or petit get a f×××××g grip man buy some class players get your money out before we fall behind the spurs!!

  15. Sholly

    August 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Up gunnerz i believe wenger we sign 4 big name b4 d deadline day bt i dnt knw wu is gona be. Bt u fans shld always keep the faith even if we dont sign any player jst blv dat we are wining. Always. Call me 4 any latest 4rm emirate. 2348030455115

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