Flamini’s slightly embarrassing nickname revealed

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Mathieu’s teammates find cringe-worthy method of likening him to his AC Milan counterpart


At the start of this season, Mathieu Flamini earned himself a new nickname among his team-mates – Flattuso. He earned the moniker because his playing style is similar to AC Milan’s midfield enforcer Gennaro Gattuso.

Fans will get the chance to directly compare the two players tonight, and big-brained Arsene believes we will see Flattuso at his best:

“Yes he had that name. Flamini has a similar style to Gattuso because of his size and the fact he’s always up for it.

“Mathieu is mentally strong and is a winner. Players who never give up mentally always improve. He’s responsible for the tempo in our game and he’s key to that on Wednesday.”

Following the news that David Gest attends home games in an Arsenal shirt with Flamini spelt in diamantes on the back, this is definitely the second fruitiest thing to happen in the Frenchman’s career thus far.

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