Mathieu Flamini rejoins Arsenal

Mathieu Flamini has become an Arsenal player for the second time after signing a two-year contract with the Gunners.

The Frenchman put pen to paper on the deal after reaching an agreement with the club following a final round of talks on Wednesday.

The midfielder, who left the Gunners in 2008 to join AC Milan, is believed to have agreed a three-year deal worth £40,000-a-week.

Flamini, 29, is the second arrival at the Emirates this summer after French striker Yaya Sanogo, who joined from Auxerre on a free transfer in July.

Flamini has been training with Arsenal during pre-season after he was released by AC Milan at the end of last term.

Flamini joined Arsenal in 2004 and made over 100 appearances for the Gunners before joining AC Milan on a free transfer four years later.

He becomes the fourth player to resign for Wenger during the Frenchman's tenure at the club with Sol Campbell, Jens Lehmann and Thierry Henry also returning for second spells with the Gunners.

A proper defensive midfielder at last! Monsieur Wenger, please sign a lethal striker and a wolrd-class goalkeeper.