Flamini responds to Arsenal takeover talk

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Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has addressed the growing speculation that he could buy the Premier League club.

Flamini, 36, enjoyed two separate stints with the London-based outfit, featuring 246 times while lifting three FA Cups in the process.

While he has yet to announce his retirement, the tireless midfielder has been touted to takeover the English club due to the company he's invested in growing towards a staggering value of €30-billion (R548bn).

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"No [I won't buy Arsenal]," Flamini told The Athletic. "Don't ask me how I'll be involved in football, because it's not something I've thought about.

"But, definitely, it's something which I've been part of forever in my life. I will always want to be part of this community."

Having last represented Spanish side Getafe in the 2018/19 season, Flamini suggested that he's still keeping fit in order to keep his options open for a potential return to the field of play.

"I haven't announced my retirement yet," the three-time capped France midfielder said.

"I still feel good and healthy! When you take care of your health, when you eat healthy, when you drink water, when you sleep well, I will say you age better.

"I'm feeling very good and I haven't decided to continue or to stop, that's the first aspect.

"The second aspect is obviously I've been in the industry of football forever, that's the industry I know the most. So, obviously, I will always want to be close to that industry and to stay involved."

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