The former Arsenal man has joined the Eagles on a free transfer until the end of the season.

Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini in action with Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta

Crystal Palace were one of the busiest Premier League clubs in the transfer window this summer and they are still conducting business after the deadline with the signing of French midfielder Mathieu Flamini. 

The 32-year-old joins Palace following his release from Arsenal and has signed a season long contract at the club. 

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

It is Flamini’s fourth free transfer of his career after twice joining Arsenal with a five-year spell at AC Milan in between.  

In fact, the Frenchman is still yet to cost a club a penny in transfer fees during his 13-year career and he joins Palace with a strong reputation as a tough tackling and somewhat ill-disciplined midfielder. 

Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini is shown a yellow card by referee Kevin Friend

Still, he’s a player who has spent his entire career at some of Europe’s top clubs so what do Palace fans make of their new signing?

Here is how Twitter reacted to the deal:

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