Mathieu Flamini: Crystal Palace sign ex-Arsenal midfielder

Mathieu Flamini
Mathieu Flamini won three FA Cups with Arsenal, and Serie A with AC Milan in 2011

Crystal Palace have signed former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini on a contract until the end of the season.

Flamini, 32, left the Gunners this summer having made 246 appearances over two spells and winning three FA Cups.

The Frenchman, who also won the Serie A title in 2011 during five years at AC Milan, is Palace's fifth permanent signing of the summer.

Meanwhile, loan signing Loic Remy has been ruled out for a number of weeks with an ankle injury.

The 29-year-old joined from Chelsea on 30 August and has now returned to the Blues for treatment.

On Flamini, Palace manager Alan Pardew said he was pleased to "have secured a player of his stature", adding: "His playing ability will help us but also his leadership qualities and his ability of how to win games in a passing style."

Flamini described his new club as "very ambitious" and said the move was a "very interesting challenge".

The Eagles signed Andros Townsend, Steve Mandanda, James Tomkins, and Christian Benteke earlier this summer.

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