Arsenal's Flamini wants trophy hunt

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Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini insists the club can challenge for trophies this season, after a drought spanning eight years.

Flamini was part of the last Gunners side to win silverware, the FA Cup in 2005, but believes that with the recent acquisition of German star Mesut Ozil, the club can push on in this campaign.

He told the Daily Mirror: "Our ambitions are clear, as the arrival of Mesut Ozil has proved. To fight for the title and compete in the Champions League. We want to win trophies. The club has waited for them for too long.

"We have the means to compete for the title, even if we are outsiders, not favourites, like in 2007-08. That is my motivation. I want to write another beautiful story with Arsenal."

The Frenchman signed for the club in August after impressing Arsene Wenger while training with the Gunners, and made his second debut in the win over Tottenham.

Flamini came on as a substitute and put in an assured performance as Arsenal ran out 1-0 victors over their North London rivals and took the derby day spoils; and the former AC Milan man believes he still has 'unfinished business' with the club.

"I have unfinished business here," he said.

"When I say that, I am thinking of the Champions League final loss in Paris to Barcelona in 2006. And in my last season we led the table until we collapsed after the match at Birmingham when Eduardo was injured.

"They were four years of great moments and strong regrets, because there is a feeling of not finishing the job."

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