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27/11/2013 11:42 GMT | Updated 27/11/2013 15:16 GMT

Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini Sparks Arsene Wenger's Anger After Sleeve Cutting (PICTURES)

Arsenal's Mattieu Flamini has drawn the wrath of manager Arsene Wenger, not about his Champions League performance but for the length of his sleeves.

The midfielder took to the field at the Emirates last night in the Gunners' European match against Marseille with his shirt at odds with the rest of his team-mates.

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Matthieu Flamini insists he 'likes' playing with short sleeves

Arsenal rules insist that players follow their captain's lead on which shirts they wear but the Frenchman was clearly not enamoured with Per Mertesacker's long sleeve choice and decided to take the scissors to his shirt.

It's not the first time Flamini has personalised his kit; he did the same in his last match against Manchester United, which led to a blazing row with Arsenal's kit man. And now, Wenger has got involved.

"I do not like that and he will not do that again," he said after the 2-0 victory over the French side. "I was surprised he did that; we don't want that."

Flamini wasn't going to back down though, insisting short sleeves are definitely his thing.

"I've been playing at the top level for 10 years," he said. "I like to wear short sleeves, that's what I like to do."

Not according to this photo from 2006, though.

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