Mathieu Flamini left Arsenal for Milan because they are a big club, and they are paying him loads of money. He won’t be in the Champions League next season though!
If anything though he seems to have taken a step back right now. He is not guaranteed first team football there, Gattuso the fans’ favourite plays the same role, and when Fiorentina won 1-0 they sealed fourth place, leaving Milan in fifth.
This means that next year the ‘big club’ will be playing in Europe’s second tier. Who would you rather play for, the third placed team in England, with a young squad full of hope, or an aging fifth placed Italian team?
Diarra, another ex-Arsenal central midfielder will also be playing UEFA Cup football next season with Pompey after winning the FA Cup.
There’s no doubt this guy has talent, but he has to be one of the most obnoxious players to have ever played for us.
He is already looking to use Pompey as a stepping stone after leaving Chelsea and Arsenal because the competition for places was too intense.
Tony Adams had this to say:
“I know why Arsène let him go but I’m not going to say, have you asked Lassana?”
“You have to think outside the box”
This suggests that there were other reasons for Diarra’s departure other than a lack of games, maybe the fact he is a bit of a shit-stirrer. Good riddance Arsene!