Flamini is most wanted former Gunner
The outcome of an on-going poll on Red London appears quite fascinating.
“Which of these former Gunners who perhaps had unfinished business at Arsenal would you like to return?” was the question posed on the poll.
Given choices of former Gunners that voters could choose from were the likes of:
Alex Hleb – who sensationally joined Barcelona a year ago for presumably monetary motives.
Jose Antonio Reyes – who was perhaps rejected by Arsenal before refusing to return to England from a Madrid loan spell due to climate worries.
Nicolas Anelka – who shone as a teenager for the club and despite representing a host of European sides equally big as Arsenal, was voted as the 29th “Gunners’ Greatest Player” on arsenal.com last summer.
Mathieu Flamini – who was a late bloomer in north London, and following his peak season, repaid Arsenal with a non-profiting move to AC Milan.
And finally, Ashley Cole – an Arsenal academy product who was not too short of a legendary tribute at his home club before ironically joining arch London rivals, Chelsea.
Percentages from the poll’s results are overwhelming.
Not a single soul would like to see Cashley (0%) in the red and white again, and those who desire a return for Anelka are as many as that of Alex Hleb – 6% and 5% respectively.
Jose Antonio Reyes (8%) is second wanted only to Mathieu Flamini who drew a whopping 77% of votes and the title of the most wanted former Gunners.
For a truly forgotten name prior to the 2007/08 season, it is now safe to say most gooners wouldn’t mind welcoming Flamoney back.
I’d love to have him back. I think we missed his tenacity and enthusiasm last year
Hi Randy – I would rather none of them, don’t often believe in ‘going back in life’ – what is interesting though is how often players have left us in the Arsene days and gone on to be very unhappy (TH apart) and all I can say is it serves them right.
I say lets start a fresh with a new midfielder and it sounds as if it will be Matuidi.
I’d love the flamster to come back home. We miss n we miss him bad. He made Cesc do wonders and secured our back 4. And don’t blame him,blame whoever let his contract to run down to the end.
Nah, he wasn’t that good. Only in comparison to what we have now. He wasn’t a world beater.
Not surprised by the results: re-signing Matty F would be the most glorious thing we could do this summer.
cumnnnnnnnnnnn bring them HOME!!!i would honestly take FLAMINI/HLEB/REYES back which will cost like £20m for ALL of HEM,and there we got DM(which we baaaadly need)/LW(which we dnt have anymore) and HLEB(who nooo body can underetimat his abilities of holding the ball etc)honestly gooners would prefer them playing or song(DM)diaby(LW) etc????????then we should still have enough money 4 a BIG CB coz that would just be ADE money init.goooonerz
I just hate people saying that we should bring back Flamini, dont you remember how he turned his back on us when we needed him the most ?
come on your guys, We are Arsenal and we are a big club, if he is once not loyal, then lets forget him, let him rot in AC.
will you ask your unfaithful girlfriend back if she was once not loyal ? I wont, Never !! there are plenty of girls outside, in Wenger, i am sure he can find some one better !
I am not so in favor to bring back those players.
However, for case of Flamini, I do not see the entire saga as his fault. If I am not mistaken, Wenger has asked Flamini to look for a club before the season started as Wenger knew he has Diarra and Gilberto to hold our DM back then. So, losing Diarra, Gilberto and Flamini was Arsenal management mismanagement really.
Again, I am not supporting to have Flamini back and believe we should quickly grab a good DM if we want to have a good year this season.
Flamini could be handy. Who here has forgotten Martin Keown’s return and forgotten how great he was after his return. Flamini could be another great like Martin.
Arsenal is a team that is interested in making profit than establisbling title winning team. Wenger run out Flamini contract
because he is a kind of cutting cost and raising profit to very highest level and so he did not see Flamini contract run out.
Simply because he taught he wiser than Fergie, Benetiz, Mourinho
no wonder he had won nothing in 5 yrs.
I suppose he seen his error in Flamini issue.
holla,, joe da not an arsenal supporter,, get lost will ya
I wouldn’t take flamini back as he totally dicked the club over. We’d still have Diarra in midfield if it wasn’t for him. He had 1 good season with us and most gooners didn’t rate him at all before then.
Song will go on to be much better than Flamini. 2/3 of a good season does not a great player make…
Flam was a one season success!
Arsenal sold Henry 16m, Viera 16m, sold Reyes, hleb, lauren, campbell, ash cole all at reasonably prices. Arsenal signed players cheap but sell expensive, typical eg. look at how much we got ade, sagna and fab and their valuation now. Among the top four it is arsenl that sign players at considearable low valuation and pay players low. Stadium capacity is even bigger than chelsea and liverpool yet arsenal complain NO MONEY. What sort of management arsenal have ?
Last 2 seasons arsenal lost the league, arsenal were short of wide player. diaby injuried in milian game, rosicky, dudu were out, eboue was sent off in man u carling cup game. we had only hleb and wallcot. Theo did well in milian as sub plyer. so why then wenger played him in reserve game for him 2 be injuried knowing that all your widemen were out. as result arsenal drew 3 game in a row. At one point he played flamini and fab in wide at wigan and they struggled very well.
These r the issues people have to look at rather than blaming individual players for arsenal failures. It does not make sense and will never help the team progress
so 25 Million for ady
plus the 5 we still have left (remember he said he had 15 at the start of the window)
Need to keep Senderou, hate to say it but we do incase Toure/Gallas go down..so that means only selling Silveste for 2 million maybe 5 if we are lucky..
so that gives us about 35 million.
Striker-15 at most
CDM – 10
save the rest for January Window..
I’m interested to see who he brings up this year from the Reserves.
Right now we have a solid bench
all you people wanting that money grabbing be’atch flamini should be ashamed of yourselves! he sh$ts on your face by leaving for milan , then you all cant stop loving him up! you sad sad people! he’s gone (f&ck him)greasy head cont.. THE ARSENAL continues, him let rot in milan reserves or at right back(ha ha)until they sign a decent one then bench or reserves to him
hah….. lets talk about all these next week after Adebayor has left. I just want him to leave as soon as possible. I have been praying the whole of this week for a miracle from God and that miracle is for Adebayor to leave.
I think wenger shud pardon flamini. He’s such a fantastic player we can neva let go
If the problem areas that have been plaguing the gunners are not resolved or playing kids it will be the same as bf of another season in transition.Then we will see huge gaps in the es and the waiting list for season tickets will shrink dramatically.
AA’s signing has shown that there is no substitute for experience.
If AW persists in playing kids when they are not ready it will show the flaws in his management.You have to evolve with the system and not have a one tarck style.If you look at all the successful managers they all have multi management styles.
That is the challenge for AW.I am waiting for the kids to explode and make eat up my words.
ANYONE SEEN JOE?
HE’S ESCAPED AGAIN !!
I would prefer a direct replacement (that is) a striker for a striker. I wouldn’t mind Nicholas Anelka who has lots of Premiership and International experiences.
Flamini was a great player for us, and there’s no doubt whatsoever that we treated him very shabbily. He wasn’t offered a new contract until it was far too late, and he was pretty much frozen out of the team after helping to take the team to the CL Final (whilst playing out of position). If I was him – from the south of France, offered a huge pay rise to go and play in a nice warm city with lovely food, to leave a club that only belatedly started to appreciate me – I’d have left too.
But I don’t think we should take him back, as it’s just not the right thing to do. I’d rather we got a big, tall, tough, strong DM to act as a foil to Cesc. Our team needs to beef up a bit, without the likes of Sol and Vieira we’re looking a bit weedy.
As for any of the other choices – you’re having a laugh, aren’t you? Diarra? Anelka? COLE? I’d take Seb Larsson back, mind you.