The former Marseille midfielder has earned his first caps for France and his performances make him one of the most sought after players in Europe.

After having clearly hinted at a move to Serie A last summer, the key figure has committed himself to The Gunners.

His contract is due to expire in June, but Flamini has revealed his intention to sign a new contract with Arsene Wenger's club.

When asked by about his intention to remain an Arsenal player, he said: "Yes, I hope I'll stay.

"I'm having a lot of fun at Arsenal, I get on very well with the team.

"I'm happy here so I hope that everything is going to be alright."