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it will be a big big loss for arsenal. his partnership with fabregas has blossomed this season, and it will take time for another midfielder to come in for arsenal and do well. gattuso states that he wishes to play in england. maybe arsenal can go for him

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Flamini to Meeeelan

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini will travel to Milan on Sunday evening to pen a four-year contract with the Serie A club, according to Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani.

The out-of-contract midfielder's future at Emirates Stadium is in severe doubt, with a number of clubs reportedly keen to secure his services.

Juventus were thought to be leading the race to sign the France international; however rivals Milan confirmed their interest at the end of April.

And now Galliani has claimed Flamini will head to the San Siro following Arsenal's 1-0 triumph over Everton to ink a contract with the Italian giants.

"Flamini is set to arrive tonight. He will sign a four-year deal," Galliani told reporters after Sunday's derby win over Internazionale.

When asked about Flamini's future, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger responded: "Frankly, I don't know [if he will stay]. But if you ask me was I overall super-confident, I would say no.

"He has an offer on the table which is valid until tomorrow, then we will see. I am not confident, but also not worried. The situation is not in my hands.

"We have done what we had to do, it is now down to him to make a decision. At some stage you have to make a decision and if he goes we have to look at our options.

"We can't wait until July. You could lose players if they come on the market. My ideal solution is that he stays, so I am not happy if he goes - but we've done everything we can."

Flamini is expected to undergo a medical on Monday morning before finalising terms on a lucrative deal.,19528,11661_3519560,00.html

Major, MAJOR loss for Arsene's side that, they are heading backwards by letting top players like this leave. IMO, he's better, and been more prolific than the much acclaimed Cesc this year, and been a much bigger influence in games than the spaniard!


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Flamini Pens Milan Deal - Report

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has already signed a deal with Milan according to Sky Sport Italia.

There has been much speculation over the player's future and reports in Italy have suggested that the Frenchman was a prime target for Juventus.

However, it seems as if the Bianconeri have been beaten to the line to sign Flamini by Milan following a a news report by Sky Sport Italia. The 24-year-old has refused to pen a new deal with the Gunners and it is believed that he was not happy with the package which was offered.

The player will arrive in July on a free transfer and Milan have presented him with a better deal. Flamini will be earning €5.6 million per season over a four year period.

Arsene Wenger was confident of keeping the player on at the Emirates but it now seems impossible.

“If it was down to just football then Flamini would stay, however it does not depend only on that,†said Wenger.

Milan need reinforcements for next season, especially if they are to mount a serious bid for the title as well as the Champions League.

One down and two to go for the Rossoneri, as they continue to chase Gianluca Zambrotta and Ronaldinho from Barcelona.

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Flamini agrees four-year Milan deal,16368,2483_3525153,00.html

AC Milan have agreed a four-year contract with Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, the Italian club confirmed on their website on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium in the summer, underwent a medical on Monday and has reached agreement over a deal that will see him remain at the San Siro until June 2012.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed the signing was imminent after his team's 2-1 triumph over Inter Milan in Sunday's derby.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted on Sunday he was not "super-confident" Flamini would still be at Arsenal next season.

Despite the offer of a lucrative new five-year deal - understood to be worth around £55,000-a-week - from the north London club, his head was turned by Milan's interest.

Juventus were also reported to be tracking the France international, who formed a fine partnership with Cesc Fabregas at the heart of the Arsenal team this season having looked to be on his way out of the club at the end of the last campaign.

He put in a fine performance at the San Siro as Wenger's team knocked Milan out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage in March.

It is understood the player said his goodbyes to some staff as he left the car park after Sunday's home win over Everton in the Premier League.

"Frankly, I don't know," said the Arsenal manager when asked about Flamini's future. "But if you ask me was I overall super-confident, I would say no."

Flamini expressed his joy that the deal had been done after finalising terms with the Serie A outfit.

"I am extremely happy. Thanks a million," he said.

The former Marseille man will compete for a place in the Rossoneri midfield alongside Brazil star Kaka and Italy trio Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo and Massimo Ambrosini.

Milan climbed into the final qualifying place for the Champions League on Sunday, leapfrogging Fiorentina who lost 2-1 at Cagliari.

Flamini's last match as an Arsenal player will be Sunday's Premier League trip to Sunderland before he officially joins the Milan ranks on July 1.
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