Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is ready to fight for his place this season.
The Frenchman is now second fiddle to Francis Coquelin, after the little midfielder impressed during the second half of last season.
However, Flamini has vowed to keep fighting for his place despite losing his first team place.
“I don’t like to give up that easily,” said Flamini on the Sky Sports website.
“In football everything can move very easily one way and another. I’m working hard. There’s a lot of competition. It’s a big club. So I’m not giving up that easily.
“I played a lot in the first part of last season and then I got injured in January and after that the team has been winning nearly every game, so it’s difficult to complain.
“I’m working hard in pre-season. Everything will be open and I will work hard to get my place back. With a lot of competition you just have to accept it.”