Ex-Arsenal teammates Mathieu Flamini and Emmanuel Adebayor set for Turkish move

Emmanuel Adebayor and Mathieu Flamini during their Arsenal days
Emmanuel Adebayor and Mathieu Flamini during their Arsenal days

Duo set for Caykur Rizespor move

Ex-Arsenal duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Mathieu Flamini are both set to sing for Turkish side Caykur Rizespor, according to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol.


The club play in Turkey’s top division and finished 13th last season. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Charles Itandje is the club’s goalkeeper.

Teammates at Arsenal

Flamini joined the Gunners in 2005, while Adebayor joined in 2006. The pair played at Arsenal together for three seasons, before the French midfielder moved to A.C. Milan. A year later, Adebayor moved to Manchester City, before spells at Real Madrid and Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Flamini spent five seasons with Milan before rejoining Arsenal in 2013, making 93 appearances and winning two FA Cups in his second spell.

After being released by Spurs, Adebayor joined Crystal Palace half way through last season but was released at the end of the campaign.


Mathieu Flamini