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Hleb Blasts Wenger & Fabregas

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Arsenal midfielder Aliaksandr Hleb has joined in the recent spate of bridge burning by publicly criticising both Arsene Wenger and Cesc Fabregas.

Hleb has long been toying with a summer exit from Emirates, and has been tagged as a near-certainty to leave since Internazionale made an approach towards the end of last season.

It has been suggested that the Belarusian attacker is fed up with the hustle and bustle of life in London, while the player himself has admitted he is yet to fully adapt to the pace of English football.

However, the 27-year-old's main beef may in fact be with the fact Wenger has deployed him almost exclusively on the wings, despite the fact his preference is to play through the centre.

“My view of how I should be playing didn't coincide with the manager's,†Hleb was quoted as saying in The Sun.

“I told him last season I wanted to leave and think he was quite upset about it. But ask him. It may turn out he's happy to see me go.â€


Fabregas is the reason Hleb cannot get a game in the middle, as the Spanish playmaker has taken the Premier League by storm over the last few seasons since bursting onto the scene as a teenager.

But Hleb is not so enamoured with his team-mate as the rest of Europe is, insisting the EURO 2008 winner is greedy and goal-hungry.

“When we get scoring opportunities, Fabregas is much more selfish than me,†said the ex-Stuttgart player, who has often been criticised for his minimal contribution on the score-sheet.

“Given a chance to shoot, he always goes for it — unlike me.â€

Barca Bound

Hleb and his representatives are reportedly deep in negotiations with Barcelona, who are keen to replenish their creative stocks after ditching both Deco and Ronaldinho.

And the former Dinamo Minsk youngster confirmed that Catalonia is his preferred destination: “I don't know where I'll be next season but I'd prefer Barcelona. It is being negotiated and,hopefully, will be decided soon.â€
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They start to get a good squad together, then players leave, others want to leave and its time to start again! :p

Tbh, I can't see them being as close to winning the League as last season with the departures, but they will probably prove me wrong.

But their always seems to be trouble at Arsenal. Lack of discipline really.
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