Hleb's parting shot to Wenger: I'm playing well but Arsenal have won nothing for three years so it's time for me to move on
Alexander Hleb has revealed that he is leaving Arsenal because of their failure to win a trophy in the past three seasons.
The Belarus international now appears to be heading for Barcelona after they put a better offer on the table than Inter Milan.
Hleb has two years left on his contract but has turned down a new deal to stay at Emirates Stadium.
The 27-year-old winger insisted that he had learned a lot under Arsene Wenger, but the Gunners' lack of silverware since they won the FA Cup in 2005 made his mind up to seek a fresh challenge.
He said: â€œTitles are the most important thing. You can play very well, perhaps the best ever but after the career you ask what you have won.
â€œTo win a title is also the most important thing for me. The clock is ticking but it is simply not happening. It is very difficult. In this year I thought that I would win two titles, but as I said everything went wrong.
â€œI do not know what happened. Suddenly everything was gone. It is a pity because this season it was going very well.
â€œI think I played quite well, even though it could have been better. I am satisfied. Only with the end that we have no title, I am obviously not satisfied.â€
Hleb, who joined Arsenal in 2005, praised Wenger for the decisive role he has had in his career.
â€œI have learned so much from Arsene Wenger,â€ he said. â€œThis man has always supported me and given me the chance to come to Arsenal. I would therefore never say anything negative about Arsenal.
â€œIf I'll go, then only in a different league, in any case, in England, there is only Arsenal or me.â€