The Gunners went into the weekend top of the table.
"The early criticism of the manager? That's football. Football moves quickly in one way or another. Arsenal had a difficult period but the manager never changed his philosophy and believed very strongly in this team," said Flamini.
"I'm really happy he has proved what he did was the right thing.
"I just feel very lucky to do what I do. I wake up every morning and play football, my passion - and I am paid for it. I am enjoying every moment."
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball