Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini thrilled with Gunners form
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini says he is thrilled with the north London side's good form and his own performances for Gunners
Mathieu Flamini says he is thrilled with Arsenal’s form and his own performances since returning to The Emirates.
The 29-year-old has been a mainstay of Arsene Wenger’s first-team since completing a free transfer to the north London side in the summer transfer window.
Flamini left the Gunners in search of a new challenge at AC Milan in 2008 and won the Serie A title before falling out-of-favour at i Rossoneri in recent seasons.
And the former France international is happy to be back at Arsenal after five years at the San Siro outfit.
“It is going well for me on and off the pitch. We are doing well, so I’m delighted,” Flamini said.
“We knew that Napoli are a good team who are doing well in the league with excellent players. But we had an excellent match and managed to score those two goals.
“In Italy the football is different, more closed tactically, whereas here it is more open, plus we have a very good team. I play defensive midfield here and have to protect the defence and it is going well.
“I wanted to play in a different championship and play with great players such as [Paolo] Maldini and other European and world champions. I won the league there [in Italy with AC Milan], but then I came back to my old team and I’m happy with that.”