Arsenal’s Alexander Hleb may well have played his last game for Arsenal.
Now to reconfirm the link, Inter’s coach Roberto Mancini has confirmed that the Belarus star is a target for the club this summer.
Hleb still has two years to run on his Arsenal contract but due to the ‘Webster Clause’ that may not mean a lot.
The ‘Webster Clause’ rule permits players to terminate their contracts after a “protected period”, which for those under the age of 28 when they signed or renewed their deals is three years and for others, two years. Therefore Hleb could use this clause to his advantage as a player under contract for five years, can leave after three years if they are under the age of 28, Hleb is 26.
We have already spoken about the players we would like to sign, we are interested in Hleb, Inler and Konko.
This development means Arsenal fans may never see the tricky midfielder play in an Arsenal shirt again. Despite Arsenal having three games to play this season, Hleb will miss those games through suspension.
Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb has admitted a charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect.
Hleb was charged for his involvement in an incident with Reading defender Graeme Murty during the second half of the match at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 19 April.
The incident was not seen by referee Peter Walton. Having now watched video footage of the incident, Walton has informed The FA that, had he seen it at the time, he would have shown Hleb a red card for violent conduct.