Alexander Hleb’s agent has confirmed that the playmaker will be leaving Arsenal.
Alexander Hleb joined Arsenal in 2005 for £11 million, signing a four-year contract. Despite time to run on that contract, Helb is forcing a move away from Arsenal.
Wenger has been clear that he did not want to lose the playmaker, but repeated efforts on behlaf of Hleb and his agent seemed to have left Wenger powerless to keep hold of the player.
Hleb’s agent Niki Spilevski :
I can officially confirm that a short time ago Alexander decided that he will leave Arsenal and join another club.
Of course Arsenal and Arsene wanted him to stay but they have accepted the player’s choice.
He has understood that the right time has come for him to make a change.
Alex has spent three good seasons at Arsenal and he wasn’t sure he could maintain the same level that he has been showing if he stayed. It’s also true that he felt uncomfortable off the field.
Alexander wants a change of scene. That’s had a large part to play in his decision.
Alex informed the club of his desire to move to another club. We are not using article 17 of the FIFA rule. I can’t tell you anything about where he will be playing yet. Talks are underway, and I don’t have the right to make them public.
I think that the issue of his new club will be clarified in the next few days.