- Mathieu Flamini has been linked with a takeover bid for Arsenal
- The Frenchman had two spells at the club winning FA Cup trophies
- The 36-year-old who owns a biochemical firm denies the claims
Mathieu Flamini has refuted claims that he is rich enough to buy his former club Arsenal after Forbes quoted the Frenchman in having €30billion in his bank account.
The 36-years-old who had two spells with the Gunners and made 246 appearances, winning three FA Cup trophies.
He had spells in Serie A with AC Milan, Marseille, Crystal Palace and Getafe, but he is currently clubless after leaving the La Liga side last year.
The former France international is presently the co-owner of GF biochemicals and reports claim his company would try to acquire the major shares in Arsenal one day.
However, Flamini has insisted that the reports are outlandish but he maintains a good relationship with the north London club.
He told The Athletic that he will not be making a bid to take controlling shares of the London outfit:
“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.”
Flamini also denied having €30bn (£27bn) in his account and dismissed the notion that he is the world's richest footballer.
He told French news media outlet L'Equipe in 2018:
"Well, it's important to rectify things.
"Contrary to what I read, I do not have €30billion in my bank account.
"And this sum does not correspond to the valuation of my company, GF Biochemicals."
"In fact, [€30billion] is the total value of the market we want to 'attack' with the new technologies we have developed in recent years.
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"There was a misunderstanding. It's as if we had given a single restaurant the value of the entire catering market in France."
Asked if he is a billionaire, Flamini said: "Oh no, not at all.
"I'm sorry about this story because I did not go into this business to make money."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Arsenal defender Cedric Soares and his wife Filipa Brandao have been blessed with a baby girl they christened Siena.
The Portuguese star has had so many troubles getting his place into the national team that he helped win the Euro 2016 tournament.
But the 29-year-old has got his career back on track at the Emirates despite his struggles with Inter Milan and Premier League side Southampton.
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