Flamini: FA Cup my priority

Date published: Thursday 28th May 2015 8:49

The French midfielder has started 21 games this season, but the last of those came against Middlesbrough back in mid-February.

Francis Coquelin’s form has kept his compatriot on the bench since then, but with Saturday’s trip to Wembley imminent Flamini’s personal situation is not a priority.

Asked if he would be happy sitting on the bench next season he said: “Let’s say I’m happy to be part of the club and looking forward to winning another trophy. That for me is the most important.

“I don’t think the personal situation of every player is important, I think the collective is more important, especially in a situation where we’re about to play an FA Cup final.

“We all knew Francis was a great player and I’m really pleased for him because he had the chance to prove it. Now he has been doing very well since he played for the team.”

Arsenal have been beaten just twice since Flamini’s last start, and he said: “It’s a situation I accept. Competition makes you better, but there’s not much to say when the team is winning every single game – you just have to accept it. I’m looking forward.”

Flamini is in his second spell at Arsenal and has a year remaining on his contract.

“I’m happy to be part of this club,” Flamini added.

“Now we’re looking forward to win another trophy. That, for me, is the most important.”

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