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Arsenal's fans take to Twitter after Mathieu Flamini's brace against Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal are through to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup after a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, thanks to an unlikely hero.

French midfielder Mathieu Flamini bagged a brace to give the Gunners the bragging rights in north London. 

Arsene Wenger has come in for notable criticism since the season began. His failure to sign a striker during the transfer window irked fans.

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Two consecutive defeats also led to grunts and groans from Arsenal supporters, however, his decision to play Flamini at White Hart Lane proved to be a masterstroke. 

The 31-year-old has been a peripheral figure at the Emirates this season but opened the scoring for the Gunners before securing the victory with a top-class volley.

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Having been quick to blast their manager after defeats to Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea, fans took to Twitter to profess their love for the 'tactical genius.'

Following Flamini's performance, it was clear to see why Wenger opted against signing a forward when he had such a lethal finisher sitting in defensive midfield...

Maybe we will see the Gunners man starting ahead of Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud for Arsenal's trip to Leicester City this weekend. 

Of course, Flamini will not start up front at the King Power stadium, he is unlikely to even make the starting line-up.

But his role in helping Arsenal get one over their most bitter rivals will live long in the memory of fans and it will go some way to easing the pressure on Wenger, at least until the weekend.

The French boss will be hoping his forwards can take note of Flamini's finishing and help the Gunners close the gap on league leaders Manchester City.

The north London club have scored just five goals in the Premier League this season and will need to find their shooting boots sooner rather than later to keep the pressure on the Etihad outfit.

Who is Arsenal's best striker, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud or Mathieu Flamini? Have your say below!

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