It's almost official-Flamini is signing for AC Milan.
He has apparently been seen in a restaurant in Milan just hour's after watching Arsenal destroy Everton 1-0 yesterday.
The boy must have super powers! Mind you, he probably ran there straight after the match, such are his energy levels.
I was pretty confident a couple of months back that he would stay at the club. Wenger was too, that's why he didn't put up much of a fight to keep Diarra at the club.
Wenger has been bitten on the arse really in this situation. At the beginning of the season we looked over-loaded with central midfielders, now we are beginning to look a little light in there.
When the inevitable happens and the Flamster leaves us, Wenger needs to find a replacement.
My hunch is that the player in mind is actually closer to home than us Gooners may think.
There will be of course plenty of names bandied about, but I reckon that Wenger will find the player already at Arsenal. The player?
I've got a gut feeling that he will be the player who will line up alongside Cesc Fabregas in the Arsenal midfield next season. I honestly do.
Whether he will satisfy us Gooners I don't know.
I must admit that he has grown on me. I thought that he was useless if I'm honest!
But he is proving me wrong! My friend's over at ArsenalAnalysis, especially 1970's Gooner, have always rated Song. I'm now beginning to see why they do.
He has impressed me lately, and has looked good since starring for Cameroon in the ANC. He has put in some assured performances for Arsenal at CB, but he is naturally a defensive midfield player.
I think he was our man of the match against Everton, and Wenger's faith in the boy seems to be paying off.
Can he make the step up though and perform at a high level every week in the Premiership? I don't know. What I do know is that he is beginning to show the reason why Wenger has so much faith in the boy.
Without question though, losing Flamini means that we are already a player light in a light-weight squad.
Wenger needs to add to it. Not major surgery, just a couple of players.
Now that Edleman has gone, it should release the purse strings a bit.
Hopefully we will sign someone to get excited about!!
Keep it Goonerish......