Fla-MONEY Signs For AC Milan – Four Year Contract Worth £4.3 Million A Season

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By Bilal Zaidi

It has been reported on Sky Italia that Flamini has signed for AC Milan the team that Arsenal knocked out of the Champions League this year. The team that may well be playing in the Uefa Cup next season with Kaka, Ronaldinho + Pato.

Here is a quote apparently from “Arsenal Italia” who follow news from that side of Europe, however I would like to also confirm that Arsenal FC have not confirmed it on their site or any official press release:

“After so many doubts, the future of Mathieu Flamini is now a certainty. The French midfielder has chosen AC Milan and has signed with a five-year contract worth 5.6 million per season. The news has already been announced on Sky Sports Italia, so expect an announcement Monday evening.”

It has been expected so no huge surprises. If this news is true that he has signed then I would just like to personally thank Flamini aka Fla-MONEY (acknowledgements to Arsenal Review member “Kaz (Brown Boy)” for the name) for a great season even though I am slightly bitter that he has decided to leave. It once again shows that it is all down to money. At the end of the day that is how the world works sometimes even if I don’t like. Thank you for your effort and a decent Arsenal career that could have become world class over the next few seasons…good luck for the future and I hope you enjoy Uefa Cup football next season.

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  • Anonymous

    FAIR PLAY…..MONEY, PRESTIGE.

    NEXT HLEB (HOPE SO)
    NOW WENGER MUST BUY. THE BOARD MUST FLASH DE CASH.

    WE NEED AT LEAST 4 PLAYERS. Match winning players.

    OR IT WILL BE ANOTHER SEASON OF DISAPPOINTMENT.

    THE SPURS ARE GROWING IN STATURE.

  • ArsenalReview.co.uk

    Not so sure that the “spurs are growing in stature” is a fair comment, since many said that at the start of this season also…People forget how well we did for 3/4 of the season…Spurs are not even close to be honest.

    We have a team made with very little money that was for most of the season on top of the best league in the world. This team was also the first English team to ever beat AC Milan at home. This team also went to the quarter finals of the champions league and were very unlucky to be knocked out by Liverpool due to a couple of jammy decisions.

    Spurs are 11th with 1 game to go in the season, they have 46 points, we have 77.

    That is 31 points less than us. To put that into perspective…they have about 60% of the points we have, with a squad that has spent far more than we have for many years. I think it is fairer to say Liverpool who also have spent big money on Torres, Babel, Mascharano etc in recent seasons are “growing in stature” as you said.

    I don’t think we should be compared so Spurs, it is disrespectful to other teams that have done much better this year such as Liverpool, Everton, Aston Villa even Blackburn and Porstmouth over Spurs.

  • Anonymous

    “THE SPURS ARE GROWING IN STATURE?”
    uuummm no, not at all my friend. Arsenal own Spurs all day, everyday!

  • Nick M

    Whilst I am very disappointed that the flamster is leaving I can’t really blame him. He doesn’t know that he will suffer the arsenal curse and never be the same again! I love the company I work for and know that other rivals may not be as good to work for, however if someone offered my double my salary I would become a money grabber too! We played him out of position for a long time and he has only this season got his chance. We should have tied him down to a new deal alot sooner but we always seem to do the same.

  • Anonymous

    I wish the writer of this piece would have looked at the circumstances under which you signed Flamini from Marseille before pushing ‘Send’, or using the nickname ‘Fla-money’.

    Strikes me as unbelievable hypocrisy (which is astounding even from you lot), and you should have expected this when you signed him.

    Calv ‘Publishing it as anonymous only cos i can’t be bothered to register’ Francis

  • ArsenalReview.co.uk

    Calv Francis,

    Thank you for your comment. However, I think you are missing the point. I said, it is fair enough he is leaving, he has seen out his contract, he has done well for us, he hasn’t done anything illegal or immoral (like ashley cole and chelsea did).

    I don’t understand what is so wrong with calling him fla-money…I also don’t see what is WRONG with chasing money…fair enough to Flamini, he is doing what 95% of the world arguably does also, sometimes without really knowing. You are assuming I think it is wrong for him to go for the deal that offers more money, that is where you are missing the point. I am just stating the facts and pointing out that he is going for money and to a certain degree the prestige of AC Milan.

    The difference is, as I have said before, that to somebody in his position it makes a lot less of a difference to him (in terms of money)…but as I have said before, fair enough if that is what he wants then that is fine. But, nobody should try to pretend like it isn’t to do with money if he goes to AC Milan. He would be going to a weaker league, to the team we knocked out of the champions league who may be playing in the Uefa cup next year (perhaps not now after they beat Inter 2-1 today).

    However, his beard does seem to look very Italian…he will fit in nicely with the great array of midfielders in Milan. Good luck to him.

  • Anonymous

    Bilal,

    Thanks for the long-winded reply, but the article that was written shows a certain degree of bitterness towards Flamini.

    The implication that he will not become world-class playing for Milan & the allusion to UEFA Cup football, weaker league etc. would seem to support my opinion.

    The last time I checked (and for the next week and a half) Milan were European Champions.

    Ever thought that he thinks he has more chance of winning the Champions League with them ?

    Calv ‘once again not registering’ Francis

  • Anonymous

    Bilal,

    Thanks for the long-winded reply, but the article that was written shows a certain degree of bitterness towards Flamini.

    The implication that he will not become world-class playing for Milan & the allusion to UEFA Cup football, weaker league etc. would seem to support my opinion.

    The last time I checked (and for the next week and a half) Milan were European Champions.

    Ever thought that he thinks he has more chance of winning the Champions League with them ?

    Calv ‘once again not registering’ Francis

  • ArsenalReview.co.uk

    Nice that you read my comment saying “I AM BITTER”…perhaps he will have more chance of winning the champions league, but not on this seasons display…since we beat them over two legs…not sure if you managed to switch onto that game.

    So yes you are correct, I am bitter, he will become a great player in the future regardless of who he plays for..I just think he would be better off here, but I guess I would…I am biased…thank you for your comment once again.

  • Anonymous

    I am not sure how well managed he was. Wenger convinced him not to buy out his last year of contract and stay on and then when Arsenal are confirmed as being stupidly wealthy and Flamini has proved to be a really good player they offer wages that he can get at a middle table club and not on par with first teamers in the rest of the top 4.
    So AC Milan come along (and they are a BIG BIG club, count how many Serie A titles, European titles) and offer more money and a first team slot. They prove that they actually WANT him rather than him being cover for Gilberto who turned rubbish overnight. Plus Milan is a far nicer place than north London.

    And I nearly forgot; poached from Marseille to begin with!

    Dave “also anonymous”