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Flamini rejoins Arsenal after Milan exit

By Football News

Arsenal have confirmed the return of midfielder Mathieu Flamini following his departure from Milan.

Flamini moved to San Siro in 2008 after a four-year stint at the Emirates Stadium that saw him make 153 appearances. 

The France international won a Serie A title and the Supercoppa Italiana while with Milan and left following the expiry of his contract.

Manager Arsene Wenger was pleased to secure the versatile 29-year-old's services.

"We're very pleased Mathieu has agreed to rejoin us," the Frenchman told the club's official website. 

"He is a player of real quality, with a fantastic work rate and great mentality. As we know, Mathieu is a strong midfielder, but is also is comfortable playing in defence too. He is a very good addition to our squad."

Flamini, who featured 22 times for Milan during the last campaign, had been training with Arsenal over the close-season. 

Wenger has now made two signings since last season, having also added 20-year-old forward Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre.