The Chairman of Arsenal, Peter Hill-Wood has admitted that Arsenal are on the verge of losing the battle to keep midfield supremo Mathieu Flamini at Ashburton Grove. Flamini is out of contract in the summer, and could walk away from London on a free transfer.
“We have made what we think is a pretty generous offer and we are waiting to hear whether he will accept or not”
The offer is believed to be in the region of £50,000 per week, which is apparently a great deal less than admirers Juventus are prepared to table in a bid to land the midfielder.
Something of a bidding war could occur, with AC Milan also in the hunt, and possibly prepared to up their base wage to tempt Flamini.
Hill-Wood seemed to indicate that the offer would be final, so this could come down to who offers the most money. A similar scenario has happened to Arsenal stars in recent years, and Hill-Wood, along with Arsene Wenger will try to persuade the youngster to stay, possibly in a series of talks.
“You just don’t know nowadays. You think players have a pretty good life, but, somehow, someone persuades them the grass might be greener somewhere else.”
Flamini is said to be a childhood supporter of Juventus, which could help the Italians in their quest to land him.