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Arsenal's Flamini: I'm more Keane than Gattuso

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is keen to avoid comparisons with AC Milan's Rino Gattuso ahead of tonight's big game.

He explained to the Independent: "I don't want sound disrespectful to the guy because he's amazing but I think I'm a different player to him. I'm more attacking. We try and play a little more football. And, anyway, I want to make my own name in the football world."

Asked the midfielders he models himself on, Flamini replied: "Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane.

"Amazing. They did so well in this league. I want to become a player like they were. They were fighters, they were great footballers, they made the difference at their clubs, they had great spirit, great experience - and they led their teams."

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