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Mathieu Flamini set to leave Arsenal this summer and fans are delighted

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Mathieu Flamini was an extremely unpopular man on Tuesday night with Arsenal fans.

The Frenchman conceded a penalty within 47 seconds after coming on as a substitute for a clumsy tackle on Lionel Messi.

The Argentine picked himself up to score and hand Barcelona a 2-0 lead and all but guarantee Arsenal's exit from the Champions League.

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Flamini was hardly a fan favourite before Tuesday’s clash and it’s safe to say he wasn’t complimented on Twitter afterwards for his cameo role.

But just 36 hours his horror eight minute performance, the Daily Mail announced that Flamini is set to leave the Emirates at the end of the season.

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When a player that has played for your club for seven seasons over two spells is set to leave at the end of his contract, you’d expect fans to be paying tribute to your service.

But that wasn’t quite the case on Twitter when Gooners heard the news.

They rejoiced in their masses on social media when they realised they would be without the 31-year-old for next season.

Here are some of the best tweets:

Chance to earn a new contract?

Of course, there is plenty of time left in the season for Flamini to earn himself a brand spanking new deal.

Arsene Wenger’s side are two points behind league leaders Leicester while they’re still in the FA Cup, where they face Hull in the FA Cup fifth round replay.

Maybe a Sergio Aguero style last-minute goal to win Arsenal their first league title since 2004 would be enough to win the Arsenal fans round?

Although, judging by some of the above tweets, nothing Flamini does from now until the end of the season will see him become a fan favourite.

Arsenal fans have even forgotten about his brilliant two goals at White Hart Lane earlier this campaign which saw them beat their bitter north London rivals in the Capital One Cup.

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But in truth, the Frenchman will probably care very little about football if he does leave Arsenal this summer. The intelligent midfielder is the cofounder of GFBiochemicals, a company that produces levulinic acid on a commercial scale.

Whilst we don’t really have a clue what any of that means, we do know is that he is set to become a very, very rich man.

Flamini first signed for Arsenal in 2004 on a free transfer where he spent four seasons, winning the FA Cup in 2005.

Five seasons with AC Milan in Italy followed before a return to the Emirates.

However, his second spell appears to be coming to an end and the club have already signed a ready-made replacement for Flamini in Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel.

Arsenal fans: Are you glad Mathieu Flamini will be leaving the club at the end of the season? Let us know in the comments box below!

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