Flamini's favourite 2013 moment - Comeback against Tottenham

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has cited his comeback against Tottenham Hotspur as his best moment of 2013.

Flamini is his second spell at the Gunners, signing on a free transfer from Italian giants AC Milan midway through August.

Flamini had originally just been training with the Gunners to regain his fitness, when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided to offer the Frenchman the opportunity to rejoin the club.

The Frenchman made his comeback on the 1st of September, coming off the bench for Jack Wilshire during Arsenal’s 1-0 North London derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Flamini told the Arsenal official website: 'For me, obviously my comeback at Arsenal was my biggest moment of 2013. To be back here and to start with Arsenal against Tottenham and a good win, that is my best memory'.

The midfielder also mentioned that winning trophies remain top of his list of priorities: 'Titles are my biggest hope (for 2014). When you play at the top level that is your biggest motivation. You wake up every morning and go into the training ground and work harder and harder because you want to win', he said.

Flamini is regarded by many Arsenal fans as the signing of the season (ahead of Ozil), completing some superb displays since coming off the bench in his second debut for the club. The Frenchman has gone on to start 10 Premier League matches, as well as featuring in both the League Cup and the Champions League.

Flamini’s performances have been consistent this season, averaging 40.2 passes per game, with a success rate of 92%. Where he has excelled, however, is in his defensive displays - making 23 tackles, 19 interceptions and 25 clearances over the season.

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