Mathieu Flamini has revealed Arsenal are still breaking his heart - nearly six months after he left the Emirates Stadium.
The French midfielder admits he was bitterly frustrated when he failed to secure the new Arsenal contract he wanted last season and could not resist signing a lucrative deal with AC Milan as a free agent in the summer.`
Flamini said: "I am not very happy when I see what is going on with the Arsenal team. I'm still an Arsenal fan because I played there for four years. I am still red in my heart."
He added: "The most important thing is to have unity and to have a good spirit to keep going. Last year the Arsenal spirit was amazing. From the back to the front everybody fought for each other all over the pitch.
"I played in midfield with Cesc Fabregas, Alex Hleb and Tomas Rosicky and we were always talking and helping each other. When you fight for each other you win games.
"Arsene Wenger is very important and it is very important to trust him because he has achieved great things at the club but although the manager is always a big influence in the dressing room it is up to the players to get together and work hard for each other.
"When you play in England the most important thing is to win the battle. It is never easy to play in the Premier League because it is physical and every team has strong players."
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