Flamini - I want to stay

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Mathieu Flamini insists he wants to stay with Arsenal despite reports in France stating he had opened talks with Juventus.

But reports suggest Juve talks

Mathieu Flamini insists he wants to stay with Arsenal despite reports in France stating he had opened talks with Juventus. The Gunners are desperate to tie Flamini down to a new long-term contract, with his current agreement set to expire in the summer. A host of Europe's top clubs are reported to have made contact with Flamini, but fresh reports in France state that it is looking like a two-horse race between Arsenal and Juve. Flamini, though, insists it is Arsenal where he wants to be - although a deal is not yet imminent.

Insistent

"I am talking with the club and we'll see what happens. But I hope to stay at Arsenal," the Frenchman told the Daily Mirror. Meanwhile, Flamini still feels Arsenal are very much in the title race, despite their recent slip-ups. "We're still in the race. It's always important to believe. We have to keep going now, we have to win every game," he said. "But we just have to keep going, keep working hard in training and now we know what's in front of us." He is also looking forward to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with Liverpool. "The games with Liverpool will be hard but we have done well against them recently and we have the spirit, the belief and the quality in this squad to win a major trophy this term," he added.

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