Arsenal Football Club have re-signed midfielder Mathieu Flamini after the Frenchman was released by Italian side AC Milan.
The 29-year-old, who left Arsenal in order to join Milan a few years ago, has been training with the English club over the summer to regain fitness, but manager Arsene Wenger was so impressed with Flamini’s work ethic and performances, that he has actually re-signed the midfielder.
It is believed that the Frenchman has been offered a three-year deal worth around £40k-a-week and he has become the second free agent signed by Wenger this summer.
Earlier on, the Arsenal boss secured the signing of Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre and despite promising money would be spent, so far, Wenger has spent nothing.
It is not unusual for a player to return to his old club, especially at the Emirates Stadium, as Flamini is now the fourth player to come back to The Gunners after leaving.
Sol Campbell, Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry all made second stints at the club.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt