If rumors are to be believed, Premier League giants Arsenal are looking forward to a sensational comeback by former Gunner central midfielder Mathieu Flamini once the summer transfer window opens.
Flamini, 28, is currently in Italy playing for Serie A side Milan and although being talented, he is hardly used by the team. Now the Frenchman could get a second lease of life and more play time if Arsenal decides to make a bid for him.
According to a Footybunker report, it is unlikely that the injury-ravaged Frenchman will sign a new contract at San Siro and is expected to move to a new club. Gunners are aware of the situation and would like to conclude the deal as soon as possible as the player can be brought without spending much.
The Frenchman has made just one appearance this season after he suffered a tear to his cruciate ligament before succumbing to the recurrence of the injury earlier this month. But now the player is expected to return to full fitness in early April and if manager Arsene Wenger feels that the player can fit perfectly into his plan when the team challenges for major honors next season, the deal can actually happen.
Wenger was in charge of Flamini for four seasons before he decided to move to San Siro with the Rossaneri in 2008 when his contract ran out. It is expected that Arsenal will let go of a few midfield players this summer to make place for new additions, and Flamini could be one of them.
Flamini joined Arsenal from French Ligue 1 side Marseille in 2004 after rejecting Marseille's long-term senior contract offer to which he had already verbally agreed. The Frenchman, during his stint with Arsenal, made 153 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.