The Arsenal crowd appears to have lost faith in Mathieu Flamini as a substitute for the injured Francis Coquelin in defensive midfield.

After leaving the Gunners as a free agent in 2008, the Frenchman returned to the club for a second spell in 2013, winning praises for his initial performances when called upon.

Despite forming a decent partnership with Aaron Ramsey in the absence of Francis Coquelin this season as Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League table, the praises are no longer going Flamini’s way.

Indeed, following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea, most fans have come to the conclusion that the 31-year-old is actually the liability in Arsene Wenger’s side.

Here were their views…

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