Alexander Hleb: Former Arsenal Star Available & Perfect for Liverpool, Everton or Aston Villa

Alexander Hleb: Shhhhh I am on the Move Again!Alexander Hleb looks set to leave Barcelona after a disappointing first season with the Spanish champions. The 28-year-old started just 8 League games from his 19 appearances and failed to score for the club. He has spoken encouragingly about leaving the Nou Camp which should surely alert a number of clubs in both England and Germany who are more than aware of his talent. He told German newspaper Bild, “I am right in the best years of my career and I do not want to spend those years on bench”.

News that the Belarusian is actively looking to depart the Camp Nou will be welcomed by a number of Premier League clubs after performing well in his 3 seasons with Arsenal. Even the Gunners themselves may be interested in bringing the talented playmaker back to the Emirates although the signings of Samir Nasri and Andrey Arshavin may prove otherwise.

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A player with the proven ability to impress in English football should surely interest the likes of both Chelsea and Liverpool who’ve perhaps lacked the cutting edge the quick-footed midfielder can readily provide. There’s also the likes of Man City, Aston Villa and Everton who may see the 28-year-old as a further signal of intent for next season and a class acquisition with less chance of not suiting the Premier League. His versatility should also appeal as Hleb can play on either wing, through the centre or off the forward in the ‘hole’.

The Barca Move has Turned SourThe Minsk born star made 89 League appearances in his 3 seasons with the Gunners scoring 7 goals before leaving for £11.8m in the summer. He is likely to be made available for far less after making little impact in Spain as Barca have been in scintillating form winning a trio of major trophies. Hleb’s route into the Barcelona first team has been blocked by some of the best attacking players in the world in the shape of Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Lionel Messi so unless there are injuries his position is likely to remain the same next season if he remains in Catalonia.

German giants Bayern Munich have shown an interest in the player which is hardly unsurprising as Hleb was a star in 5 seasons in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart where he earned the nickname ‘Zauberlehrling’ or Wizard’s apprentice’ for his trickery.

He has won 48 caps for his country and earned the Belarusian Player of the Year title on 6 occasions. Despite playing for a number of big clubs Hleb’s only club honour prior to last season was the Belarusian Premier League title in 1999. He had been Bundesliga runner-up in 2003, Champions League runner-up in 2006 and League Cup runner-up in 2007. However, despite Barcelona’s trophy haul Hleb’s bit-part role at the Nou Camp is likely to come to an end.

Would Arsenal fans like to see Hleb return? Would you like to see the Belarusian at your club? Let’s hear your views.

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14 Responses to Alexander Hleb: Former Arsenal Star Available & Perfect for Liverpool, Everton or Aston Villa

  1. Karl says:

    A talented midfielder. I felt Arsenal let this guy go just when he hit his best premiership form. A useful addition to the Liverpool to help unlock defences.

  2. Karl says:

    A talented midfielder. I felt Arsenal let this guy go just when he hit his best premiership form. A useful addition to Liverpool to help unlock defences.

  3. Damn_Gallas says:

    No thanks

  4. SHEAFY says:

    I THINK WE SHOULD WELLCOME HIM BACK TO THE TEAM….

  5. magnumopus says:

    Don’t see the Arse buying him back but do think he would fit in well with liverpool. Don’t want him to go to Germany!

  6. gybolar says:

    God gorbid.for someone who said London was too busy for him to come back again to disrupt what Arsene had been building since is departure,well i trust Arsene,he doesnt buy a player he sold back.exceptif he’s ready to play for the reserves.lol

  7. Moray says:

    Idiot. He left a team that suited him entirely. Won’t shoot, doesn’t score enough. Let Skeletor rot in Birmingham with Villa. I’d have Flamini back, however.

  8. lo says:

    only silva for liverpool

  9. Ideket says:

    I think if he admits it was a mistake for him to leave Arsenal, and says some fond things about the club, there would be a change of heart among many fans. When players do hurtful things to fans they force themselves to forget all the good they did the club.

    I think he’d do better than Eboue and would make Arshavin feel more at home.

  10. Ideket says:

    I think if he admits it was a mistake for him to leave Arsenal, and says some fond things about the club, there would be a change of heart among many fans. When players do hurtful things to fans they force themselves to forget all the good they did the club.

    I think he’d do better than Eboue and would make Arshavin feel more at home.

    Wouldn’t like to see him boosting a top 4 pretender any time soon.

  11. arslan says:

    plz plz plz plz come back to arsnl

  12. Babajide coates says:

    i will really want helb to return to emirate,the fact remains that helb is realy an experience player,who can change a game whwn the chips are down and we gunners faithfuls knows that arsenal isn’t having a super bench,which in turns has been causing the player to over work themselves,resulting in players having work fatigue and won’t allow the players to be at their best when it matters most.thanks to the management,fof their tireless effort to keep the flag flying and most appreciation goes to the oracle of football the person of Arsene wenger.ARSENAL FOR LIFE AND LONG LIVE EMIRATE

  13. Roy says:

    I am astonished to see that some fellow gunners are willing to resign him. Unbelievable!
    I am not willing to forgive him for the doom and gloom his departure, along with the exit of Fla-money, caused at the beginning of the last season. It was partly because of him that we had one of the worst ever starts of the season. We nearly lost the Champions League spot.
    Let him and Reyes serve as a perfect example to everyone who is willing to leave the Emirates.
    I wouldn’t mind if we re-sign him, only to let him rot in the reserves.

  14. str8goon says:

    Only if he could return for the right money. Not a penny over 7 million. He’s got experience, he can play some serious Wengerball and he will be an awesome addtion as a squad player. Our squad needs depth correct? Espeically since we don’t really know the health of Tomas Rosicky. We all know the relationship between himself, Cesc and Rosicky was beautiful. However the combination of Arshavin and Nasri can do nothing but add more coal to the fire. Only if he comes back at the right price and with the right damn attitutde.

    gooner4lyf