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This incredible record came to an end after Arsenal lost to Chelsea
Mathieu Flamini finally lost a Premier League game while playing at the Emirates Stadium during Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.
The French midfielder went into yesterday’s clash having never tasted defeat in any of his last 55 league games on home soil.
However, that all came to an end as Diego Costa scored the only goal as Chelsea left the Emirates with all three points after Per Mertesacker had seen red in the 18th minute.
I’m not Flamini’s biggest fan but that was an impressive run as 55 games without defeat is good going and the manner of the loss will also leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
Obviously it’s a shame that Flamini’s incredible record has come to an end, but if it’s any consolation, he really only has himself to blame as the 31-year-old missed two excellent chances to get an equaliser yesterday.
With Francis Coquelin back in full training following a knee injury and Mohamed Elneny arriving from FC Basel, I don’t think it will be long before Flamini finds himself back out in the cold.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s filled in admirably over the past couple of months but he’s a very limited player and simply not good enough if we wan’t to win the Premier League, so I for one can not wait for Coquelin’s name to be back on the team sheet.