Well it's happened.
Our little grafter, our very own Gattuso has left the building in lure of the Euro.
In all honesty, who can blame him?
The amount of money offered on the table to him was incredible and hand on heart if you was in his position, could you honestly say that you wouldn't do the same?
Loyalty is not in the vocabulary of many footballers nowadays. Loyal footballers are very hard to come-by.
There are only a handful around that stay at one club for long periods of time. For most, it's about the money and bank account statements.
Flamini was at Arsenal for four years. It's only been this season that he made the breakthrough into the side.
He will be hard to replace, but he is replaceable. Arsenal don't have many players like Flamini. He is and was all heart, we have a wealth of talent at the club, but you need the Flamini's to balance it out.
It's time to move on. Arsenal will, and I reckon that deep inside Flamini will regret the move in time.
But let me tell you this. Flamini will do the same to Milan as he has done to us and former club Marseille.
In four years time he will have run down his Milan contract and will be thinking over an offer from some Spanish club who have offered him £180,000 a week!
I'm telling you, mark my words, in 2012, Flamini will be preparing to ply his trade in Spain.
And he will be stitching up Milan like he did to Arsenal and Marseille.
Keep it Goonerish.......