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Flamini eyes Gunners exit
03 Apr 2007 - 11:17:43
Mathieu Flamini has hinted that he could leave Arsenal in the summer after growing frustrated at his lack of first-team appearances.
The 23-year-old Frenchman has not started a Premiership game for two months and is set to snub the offer of a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium.
"I'm coming to the end of a cycle," Flamini told L'Equipe.
"I've just spent three years at Arsenal and my solicitor has advised me that I can leave as of the month of June. But for that to happen, I have to give the club the last year of my salary.
"The next three years [of my career] will be important. I want to play take my game to the next level.
"The Arsenal team is young and it has its qualities, but I'm playing less these days. It's not easy to take and I'm in a situation where every player is asking themselves questions.
"Most of all, I want to continue to work and to progress. I want to score more goals, make more passes and finally win the Champions League."
Flamini has made 70 starts and 43 further appearances from the substitute's bench since moving to the club from Marseille in the summer of 2004.