Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Mathieu Flamini's performance

Mathieu Flamini stepped in for Francis Coquelin as Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb.

Mathieu Flamini offered an encouraging performance as Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.

The experienced Frenchman was preferred to Mikel Arteta in the defensive midfield role, with Francis Coquelin picking up a knee injury at the weekend in the loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Coquelin is out until 2016, and Flamini passed the first audition as his replacement, although at 31-years-old he is unlikely to start every single game.

Against Zagreb, he did exactly what was asked of him, keeping the ball by recording a 93 per cent pass completion rate, and even created one goalscoring opportunity.

His three interceptions was more than any other Arsenal midfielder made, while defender Nacho Monreal made four.

He also blocked one goal-bound effort, and made just two fouls, without being booked.

Arsenal travel to Norwich City this weekend aiming to bounce back from their last away loss, and Flamini has done all he can to earn another shot from the start.

Here is a look at how supporters reacted to his performance, largely in praise of his display, but not without critiquing areas for improvement...

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