Flamini released from Milan books

AC Milan have parted ways with former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, according to the Daily Mail.

Football News: Mathieu Flamini

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The ex-Arsenal midfielder played for the Italian club for four seasons but was constantly plagued by injuries and fitness concerns during that time. 

He played for a total of just 107 minutes in the preceding season and the Rossoneri have decided not to renew his contract allowing him to depart the club on a free transfer. 

He joins the likes of Gennaro Gatusso, Filippo Inzaghi, Clarence Seedorf and Mark van Bommel who have all chosen to end their tenure at the club as well. 

Flamini, 28, played for Arsenal for four seasons and made 102 appearances in the Premier League. He left the club under acrimonious circumstances, however, as he stalled on signing a contract extension in the final year of his contract in order to secure a move to Milan and he earned a princely signing-on fee in the process. 

But he continued to insist that despite his hasty departure, he still remains an avowed Arsenal fan. 

He told BBC Sport back in 2009: "Arsenal are in my heart and they will be in my heart for ever."

"I will always be an Arsenal fan and leaving was not easy.

"I can't say (if I would go back to England) because I'm here and I'm enjoying every day of my life. 

"I'm having so much fun playing for this team so it's difficult to say. 

"We'll see, you never know."

It is uncertain where the former Marseille player could next ply his trade with Arsenal and Roma having been mooted as possible next destinations. 

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