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Mathieu Flamini feels like he has returned home after rejoining Arsenal.

The French star completed his return to the Gunners coming on in Arsenal's 1-0 victory over north London rivals Tottenham last weekend.

And the 29-year-old, who was brought to the club on a free transfer after being let go by Italian giants AC Milan, has admitted that it feels like he never left the Emirates.

Speaking to Arsenal Player, Flamini stated: “I really have the sensation of being back home.
“Playing against Tottenham in a big derby, it was a great emotion, a great feeling.

The Gunners star hopes that his performance against Spurs has shown that he's fully committed to the club's cause.

He continued by saying: “Playing against Tottenham is never easy but it is special for the Club, for the fans and for the players.

"Of course, for me it was my first game and I wanted to show everyone how committed I am to this club, how I am ready to give everything on the pitch.

"I hope everyone saw it; I really did my best when I came on.

“I have heard it a lot [that it is like I have never been away]. I feel like I never left. There are players I played with before, and even staff, there are a lot of people still here that I knew before and the [relationship] with the fans was just amazing.

"I just want to thank everyone for the nice atmosphere on Sunday. It was great.”

Flamini, who has been joined by fellow recruits Mesut Ozil and Emiliano Viviano, believes the quality of Arsenal's squad is strong.

He finished by saying: “The quality is very high in this team and at this club.

“That is the most important thing, to have players of quality because that makes a difference.

“The team spirit is also very good, and we saw on Sunday that everyone was helping each other on the pitch. That makes a difference in the big games.”

Flamini will be hoping to make a first start in his second spell at the club when the north London outfit travel to Sunderland after the international break.

The Gunners faithful could also see latest signing Mesut Ozil make his debut at the Stadium of Light.

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