Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘I was reluctant to sign Mathieu Flamini’
Arsene Wenger admits he has doubts about re-signing Mathieu Flamini following his decision to leave Arsenal in 2008.
The former AC Milan man managed to convince Wenger to give him another chance through his attitude, Wenger claims.
He told the club’s official website: “First of all I believe that he realised what he had here.
“When you’re very young, it is difficult to understand what he had at Arsenal.
“I must say I was reluctant to sign him again, but he was so honest in his statement that he wants to play the kind of football we play, that he wants to help us to win. He convinced me through his attitude and his desire in training that he will be the right signing for us.
“It was his attitude. He could have gone somewhere else. He had offers but he wanted to put it right with this club and I think he felt somewhere that he had something to bring to the piece here. He was determined to do that.”