But Flamini told Official Arsenal Magazine: "I'm talking with the club. You know, I am very happy here and have some close friends. I really hope that I'll be staying here and I'm very optimistic about it.
"Arsenal is my priority and I hope that everything gets sorted out because I love this club, the atmosphere is amazing - the new stadium, the supporters, everything. We're creating a new story here and I want to be part of that story."