Flamini demands pay-off to leave the Gunners

Mathieu Flamini has been told by Arsenal that he is no longer in Wenger’s plans for the new season.

The 31-year-old Frenchman has been reportedly told to leave the north London club as his services are not required at Emirates Stadium anymore. Flamini has just one season left on his current contract with Arsenal and Arsene Wenger has told him to start looking for a new club. However, the midfielder is adamant not to leave unless the club pays him pay-off. The pay-off is seen as a compensation for the loss of wages incurred if he leaves the club.

The veteran midfielder spoke about his future last month: “In football everything can move very easily one way and another. I don’t like to look back at the past. We are starting a new season and I’m focused on that one.”

According to reports, many European clubs are interested to gain the midfield services of Flamini, including Turkish titans Galatasaray and French club Bastia.