The Frenchman, who made 246 appearances for the Gunners across two stints in north London, was recently forced to deny reports that his personal net worth is in excess of €30bn.
Those rumours owed much to his role as co-founder of GF Biochemicals, the first company capable of mass producing levulinic acid - an organic compound that could have major implications in the race to develop sustainable fuels sources.
But, when asked by The Athletic whether his involvement in that industry could help fund a takeover of Arsenal, Flamini replied: “No!
“Don’t ask me how I’ll be involved in football, because it’s not something I’ve thought about. But, definitely, it’s something which I’ve been part of forever in my life. I will always want to be part of this community.”
Although he has been without a club since leaving Getafe in the summer of 2019, Flamini is yet to officially hang up his boots.
On that topic, he added: “I haven’t announced my retirement yet.
“I still feel good and healthy! When you take care of your health, when you eat healthy, when you drink water, when you sleep well, I will say you age better. I’m feeling very good and I haven’t decided to continue or to stop, that’s the first aspect.
“The second aspect is obviously I’ve been in the industry of football forever, that’s the industry I know the most. So, obviously, I will always want to be close to that industry and to stay involved.”