Flamini declares himself fit
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini has declared himself fit for the Champions League final.
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has declared himself fit for the UEFA Champions League final with Barcelona.
The 22-year-old suffered a thigh strain in the semi-final against Villarreal and has not played since.
Flamini has missed all of Arsenal's three victories in May, but is available for manager Arsene Wenger next Wednesday.
Whether the Frenchman starts against Barca is another matter with Ashley Cole back to his best following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
"All is well," declared Flamini. "I worked with the ball again and I didn't feel any pain.
"I'll resume full training on Monday and will be available for a place in the squad.
"This is a great relief. I had my heart set on returning for the final."