Arsenal's contract talks with Mathieu Flamini remain at deadlock.

The Guardian says doubts remain over Mathieu Flamini's long-term future at the Emirates, and the France midfielder will miss the Reading match as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle injury sustained at Anfield.

Talks remain at an impasse between Arsenal and Flamini's agent over a new contract, and several European clubs, including Juventus and Bayern Munich, are keen to secure his services in the summer under the Bosman ruling.