Flamini, the French player who turned away from Arsenal in favour of Milan has just discovered what not being at Arsenal means.
For a start it means not playing in the Champions League. While Fabregas and co will be attempting to win the world’s top competition Flamini will have to make do with the Diddly Widdly Little Cup played for this past year by such giants of the international arena as Tottenham Hotspur and Glasgow Rangers.
The failure of Milan to get into the top four in Italy may well cost Flamini dear, since it will affect the earning power, and hence the bonuses of the players. Flamini will find himself playing for a team where the neighbours (or in their case the people who share the stadium) have just won the league three times running.
Rest of the weekend’s news
- 18/05/2008: Colorado Arsenal top US league
- 18/05/2008: France misses out on Clichy
- 18/05/2008: Untold Arsenal Awards 07/08: Management
- 17/05/2008: Untold Arsenal Awards 3: Most delusional supporters
- 17/05/2008: Arsenal Old Boys 1, Cardiff City 0
- How much have Arsenal’s rivals spent on transfers in recent years?
- Why is it becoming so difficult to find a sponsor for new football stadium?
- Corruption flares up again in Italy, as Premier League figures don’t look too clever
- How much does a club have to spend on transfers to get a trophy?
- Does the team that is top after 14 games usually go on to win the league?