Arsenal’s team spirit is amazing, says Mathieu Flamini

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini talks up the north London side's "amazing" spirit on the Emirates Stadium pitch

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsene Wenger's side are top of the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

Mathieu Flamini has hailed Arsenal’s “amazing” team spirit after the Gunners eased to a 2-0 victory over Marseille on Tuesday night.

Jack Wilshere scored either side of half-time to cement Arsenal’s place at the top of Group F and the Gunners can reach the Champions League last 16 if they avoid anything worse than three-goal loss in Napoli.

Flamini has proven a key cog in Arsene Wenger’s midfield after the 29-year-old sealed a return to the Gunners on a free transfer this summer after being released by AC Milan.

And the French midfielder, who incurred the wrath of his manager by cutting the sleeves off his shirt on Tuesday, says it has been an effortless transition back into the Gunners squad after leaving in 2008.

“I’m not really surprised [it has gone well] because the philosophy is still the same,” Flamini told Arsenal’s website.

“We’re still playing the same football. Arsene Wenger is still here with the same conviction, for me on the pitch it’s always the same game so it went very naturally.

“I’m happy, I feel good, I feel happy in this team but what’s important is the collective. I think again [against Marseille] the spirit on the pitch was amazing, everyone was helping each other and that makes the difference because we have an amazing group.”

Flamini also vowed Arsenal would travel to Naples and try to beat Rafael Benitez’s side.

“When you play for Arsenal and you have ambition, the objective is to win every game,” Flamini added.

“Of course we’ll go to Napoli and we’ll go there to win the game, we’ll go there to try our best and finish top of this group because we know it’s important.”

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