Wenger and Flamini in shirty row after Arsenal midfielder CUTS off his sleeves (again)
Arsene Wenger got shirty with Mathieu Flamini last night after Jack Wilshere became the fastest gun in the Champions League.
Midfield anchorman Flamini flouted a long-standing club tradition which dictates that Arsenal players all wear the same length sleeve as the captain.
But with his team-mates following skipper Per Mertesacker's choice of long sleeves, Flamini took a pair of scissors to his white sleeves above the elbow and manager Wenger hissed: "I do not like that and he will not do it again. I was surprised, and we don't want that."
Flamini sparked a dressing room row at Old Trafford earlier this month by tailoring his shirt in similar fashion for the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United - because the kits were embossed with poppy emblems for Remembrance Day and were being auctioned for charity.
But the French international was unrepentant last night and hit back: "I've been playing at top level for 10 years, I like to wear short sleeves - that's what I like to do."
Flamini's short shrift supplied an air of mutiny to a comfortable Gunners win, which was never in doubt once Wilshere had fired them in front after just 31 seconds - the fatest goal by an Englishman in Champions League history.