Video: Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini has message for fans after match winning derby performance

Mathieu Flamini clears

The Gunners secured League Cup victory against their bitter rivals Tottenham, in no small part because of an unlikely goalscoring display by their midfielder.

Arsenal midfielder and North London derby hero Mathieu Flamini gave a video message to the club's fans, posted to the Arsenal Twitter account, after his superb two-goal display secured Arsene Wenger's side passage to the next round of the League Cup.

Flamini was outstanding as the Gunners won away to their rivals, as he followed up superbly from a spilled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shot to open the scoring, and then netted the winner with an unstoppable volley from outside the box as the game looked like it might move into extra time.

It was all the more impressive considering it was the Frenchman's first match of the season, and that he isn't normally associated with goalscoring whatsoever. Flamini's season best goal total is four, meaning he is halfway to matching it in just 90 minutes.

The 31-year-old was quick to congratulate the Arsenal faithful on the win in the message, underlining that it isn't just the players that win and lose out on the pitch.

With such an impressive performance, the question will be whether there is a larger role for the player than he could have expected for the rest of the season, especially as Francis Coquelin missed the match with injury.

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