Mathieu Flamini wants Arsenal to end eight-year trophy drought
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini wants the Gunners to end their eight-year trophy drought this season
Mathieu Flamini has set his sights on helping Arsenal end their eight-year trophy drought this season.
The 29-year-old penned a three-year deal at the Gunners in August after leaving AC Milan at the end of the 2012/13 campaign.
Arsene Wenger also completed a £42.5m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil on deadline day.
And Flamini believes the Germany midfielder’s move to The Emirates is a clear statement of intent from the north London side.
“It’s an important season for me and Arsenal. Our ambitions are clear, as the arrival of Mesut Ozil proved,” Flamini is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
“[We want] to fight for the title and compete in the Champions League. We want to win trophies. The club has waited for them for too long.
“We have the means to compete for the title, even if we are outsiders, not favourites, like in 2007-08.
“That is my motivation. I want to write another beautiful story with Arsenal.”
Flamini came close to winning the Premier League and Champions League during his first spell at the Gunners.
But the one-time France international wants to see the job through this time around.
“When I say that, I am thinking of the Champions League final loss in Paris to Barcelona in 2006,” he added.
“And in my last season we led the table until we collapsed after the match at Birmingham when Eduardo was injured.
“They were four years of great moments and strong regrets [at Arsenal], because there is a feeling of not finishing the job.”