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Flamini snubs Birmingham


Matthieu Flamini has turned down the chance to join Premiership new boys Birmingham.

Blues boss Steve Bruce is desperate to land an experienced Premiership midfielder to bolster his newly-promoted squad, but our young Frenchman has snubbed the chance to join old friends Fabrice Muamba and Sebastian Larsson at Saint Andrews.

Flamini told Bruce he wanted to stay and fight for his place at the Emirates' Stadium and the Birmingham boss said:

"That will not be the end of things. I'm still possibly in for (Johan) Djourou. It's a possibility still. In terms of Flamini, I think he has made it quite clear that he wants to stay at Arsenal."

I think this is good news for Arsenal, as Flamini is badly underrated by the Gunners' faithful. He has a good knack of getting on the end of things in the box and knocks in the odd goal. True, he's not the most skillful player, but he has a terrific workrate and isn't afraid to get stuck in to the more meaty challenges. He's the type of player who should be starting for us on those cold winter nights up North...

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Posted by Mark Cattini on August 9, 2007 in Transfers | Permalink

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