He was expected to leave us last summer but decided otherwise and I'm glad he did as he has been one of, if not the best, performer's for us all season.
So much so we all are desperate for him to take the contract on offer and tie his future to our club. But, he still hasn't put pen to paper and doubts whether he will actually sign, have begun to linger.
With Juventus and AC Milan sniffing around him, and reportedly ready to double whatever wages Arsenal offer him, is he simply going to run down his current contract and do to us what Sol Campbell did to Tottenham!
I hope not! Although highly amusing to us at the time when Sol signed for the Gunner's, I would hope Flamini would not do that to us.
I know its not the same as Flamini leaving us and joining Tottenham, but to run down his contract and sign for ANY club would really be a liberty after stating how happy he is at Arsenal and how he wants a new deal with us.
The noise coming from Flamini is good and I think the only reason he hasn't signed yet is because he is concentrating on his football and on Arsenal's campaign.
With that campaign seemingly over and his injury that keeps him out for three weeks he now has plenty of time to sign a new deal. If he REALLY wants to.
Wenger said Flamini will sign in April. Well for me if he doesn't sign and commit to Arsenal in the time he is injured then I think we will be saying goodbye to Mathieu and good luck in Italy.
I hope it doesn't come to that!
Keep it Goonerish......