Mathieu Flamini begins his second spell at Arsenal having rejoined the club this afternoon, and the midfielder says he’s ready to get stuck in, starting with Sp*rs this Sunday.
Having been released by Milan at the end of last season, Flamini came to the club to train and get fit, and he says specific work with the Arsenal fitness coach means he’s in good condition to start playing straight away.
“I feel good, I have been training for three weeks with the fitness coach, Tony Colbert,” he said. “So I feel ready to start competing for Arsenal, especially on Sunday – it’s going to be a big game.
“It’s a derby, everyone knows how important it is. We have to win it and we have to be ready for it.”
He’s also ready to pick up where he left off when he departed in 2008.
“It feels good to be back home. I have some unfinished business with Arsenal so it’s a great feeling to be back.
“Unfinished business because we had the opportunity a few times when I was there to win trophies and we didn’t.
“I’m thinking about the Champions League final, the 2007/08 season when we were in the running for the first place and we didn’t close it.”
It is believed Flamini signed a three year deal so, based on his previous time at the club, he’s going to just awesome in the 2015/16 season.