Mathieu Flamini has refused to complain about his lack of playing time since the return of Francis Coquelin from his loan spell at Charlton as he is fully focussed on helping Arsenal to win the FA Cup final against Aston Villa on Saturday 30 May.

The 31-year-old holding midfielder started 15 of the first 19 Premier League games of the campaign but has completely disappeared from Arsene Wenger's line-ups in 2015 - despite Mikel Arteta being out of action through injuries.

Flamini has failed to make a Premier League starting appearance since Coquelin started in the 2-1 victory over West Ham later in December, with the Gunners securing 14 victories from 20 Premier League games while reaching the FA Cup final in the process.

But the French midfielder has claimed he understands his situation and has refused to discuss his uncertain future at the club to focus on helping his side win his third FA Cup final for the club.

"I have one more year's contract at the club. I played a lot the first part of the season, then the second part of the season I got injured and then after coming back it was difficult to get in the team.

"But if we look at the stats we nearly have won every single game since February so when the team is winning there is nothing to say, except working hard and trying to get back in the team. The competition makes you better. You have to accept it. It is part of the game but I am looking forward."

Asked whether he is happy to continue as a back-up next season, he insisted: "I am happy."

"I am happy to be part of this club. Now I am looking forward to win another trophy. That's the most important. I think the the personal situation of every player is not important now, especially in a situation like that when we are about to play a final."

Meanwhile, Flamini has lavished praise Coquelin while claiming he is "proving every weekend" he has the talent to become a world-class midfielder.

Questioned whether he was surprised by his impressive second part of the campaign, Flamini said: "We all knew Francis was a great player. I am very pleased for him because he has had a chance to prove and he has done it very well. We are not surprised but very pleased for him. He is proving [he can be a Word Class star] every weekend."