Alex Hleb admits it's crucial for Arsenal that Mathieu Flamini is secured to a new contract.

After last night's 0-0 draw with AC Milan, Hleb told "For me it is very important, I think for Arsenal too.

"Mathieu was fantastic, really. He ran everywhere where the ball was.

"I think he had a fantastic performance and he killed [Gennaro] Gattuso. I like his game and he is very important to us."