Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has rejoined the club on a free transfer after being released by AC Milan.

The 29-year-old Frenchman, made 153 appearances for Arsenal from 2004 to 2008 scoring seven goals in his time at the North London club.

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Mathieu Flamini pictured in his new Arsenal strip

Arsène Wenger is under increasing pressure to bring in big name signings before the transfer deadline on Monday after missing out on his top targets throughout the summer.

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  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group F - Arsenal v Olympique Marseille - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick (centre) takes on Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini (right) and Mikel Arteta (left)

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group F - Arsenal v Olympique Marseille - Emirates Stadium

    Marseille's Mario Lemina (right) and Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini (centre) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick (centre) takes on Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini (right) and Mikel Arteta (left)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford

    Manchester United's Phil Jones (left) gets away from Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford

    Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini checks on Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic (centre) after suffering a head injury

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - The Hawthorns

    West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob (left) and Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - The Hawthorns

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group F - Arsenal v Napoli - Emirates Stadium

    Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammate Mathieu Flamini (right)

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group F - Arsenal v Napoli - Arsenal Training - London Colney

    Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen (left), Jack Wilshere (second left) and Mathieu Flamini during a training session at London Colney, Hertfordshire.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Emirates Stadium

    Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini (right) and Tottenham Hotspur's Nacer Chadli battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal

  • Soccer - Italian Serie A - AC Milan v Inter Milan - Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - UEFA Cup - Group E - Portsmouth v AC Milan - Fratton Park

    Portsmouth's Papa Bouba Diop challenges AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini for the ball

  • Soccer - UEFA Cup - Group E - Portsmouth v AC Milan - Fratton Park

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - UEFA Cup - Group E - Portsmouth v AC Milan - Fratton Park

    AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini and Portsmouth's Peter Crouch in action

  • Soccer - Italian Serie A - AC Milan v Atalanta - San Siro

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group C - AC Milan v FC Zurich - Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - Arsenal v AC Milan - Emirates Stadium

    AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini (right) talks with former teammate Tomas Rosicky (left)

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - Arsenal v AC Milan - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - Arsenal v AC Milan - Emirates Stadium

    AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini warms up

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - AC Milan v Olympique Lyonnais - Emirates Stadium

    Olympique Lyonnais' Jimmy Briand (left) and AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini (right) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - Arsenal v AC Milan - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - AC Milan v Olympique Lyonnais - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - Emirates Cup 2010 - Arsenal v AC Milan - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, AC Milan

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - First Leg - AC Milan v Tottenham Hotspur - San Siro

    Tottenham Hotspur's William Gallas (right) and AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini (left) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - First Leg - AC Milan v Tottenham Hotspur - San Siro

    Tottenham Hotspur's William Gallas (right) and AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini (left) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Chelsea v Arsenal - Stamford Bridge

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Quarter Final - First Leg - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium

    Liverpool's Damien Plessis and Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini battle for the ball

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Quarter Final - Second Leg - Liverpool v Arsenal - Anfield

    Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini and Liverpool's Xabi Alonso battle for the ball.

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Quarter Final - First Leg - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium

    Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini and Liverpool's Damien Plessis (left) battle for the ball

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Quarter Final - First Leg - Arsenal v Liverpool - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - First Knockout Round - Second Leg - AC Milan v Arsenal - San Siro

    Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini (left) in action with AC Milan's Massimo Oddo during the UEFA Champions League match at San Siro, Milan, Italy.

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - First Knock Out Round - Second Leg - AC Milan v Arsenal - Arsenal Press Conference - Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

    Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger talks during the press conference as Mathieu Flamini looks on

  • Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Arsenal v AC Milan - The Emirates Stadium

    Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini and AC Milan's Kaka battle for the ball

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers - Emirates Stadium

    Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal