Tag: Alexander Hleb

Alexander Hleb played for Arsenal Football Club. The Belarusian midfielder joined Arsenal from Stuttgart in 2005. Hleb left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2008 for £13m. In total, he made 130 appearances for Arsenal and scored 10 goals. Hleb wore the number 13 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on May 1, 1981. Hleb currently plays for Isloch Minsk Raion.

Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

40yo former Arsenal playmaker comes out of retirement to sign for new club

Alexander Hleb is coming out of retirement at the age of 40 to sign for Bahraini Premier League side, Al Khaldiya, for the new season.
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LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15: Aleksandr Hleb of FC BATE Borisov reacts during a press conference at BayArena on September 15, 2015 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

Former Arsenal favourite signs new deal, says Gunners are 'club of my heart'

Aleksander Hleb has renewed his contract with BATE Borisov and can't wait to face Arsenal in the Europa League, the 'club of his heart'.
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Arsenal set to face former Gunner after Europa League draw result

Arsenal have drawn BATE Borisov in the Europa League Round of 32, after facing the Belarussian side in last year's competition.
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Former Gunner admits it was a mistake to leave Arsenal

Alexander Hleb has once again admitted that he doesn't really know why he ever decided to leave Arsenal, and everything afterwards was a mistake.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Former Gunner: Arsenal need to win Europa League and keep Wenger

Alexander Hleb says Arsenal not qualifying for the Champions League next year would be 'like a tragedy', so he hopes Arsene Wenger's side can win the Europa League.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Former Gunner jokes that he will 'sign again for Arsenal'

Aleksandr Hleb recently revealed that although he's taking a break from football, he's happy to evaluate offers, and the 36-year-old took the opportunity to joke that he could sign for Arsenal again.

Castigated young Arsenal midfielder has stats to match fan favourites

Alex Iwobi's stats compared to Tomas Rosicky, whom Arsenal fans adore, and Alexander Hleb, are pretty surprising.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Silky midfielder cried at Wenger's text: I didn't know what I was doing!

Alexander Hleb said he cried when Arsene Wenger texted him as he was leaving Arsenal, and believe most players come to regret leaving the club.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Former Arsenal man believes Alexis could sign new deal in January to stay

Alex Hleb believes that Alexis Sanchez could still sign a new contract with Arsenal.
Barcelona's new player Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb gives a press conference on July 16, 2008 at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona during his official presentation. Hleb signed for Catalan giants Barcelona from English Premiership side Arsenal for 15million euros on a four year contract which will see him team up again with another former Gunner in Thierry Henry. Picture: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb names the one club that remain in his heart

Alexander Hleb says he's a neutral for Arsenal's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov tonight, but admits he still holds affection for the Gunners.
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Alexander Hleb names the one Arsenal player he "can't say is a fantastic signing"

Alexander Hleb says he doesn't think Alexandre Lacazette is a fantastic signing for the Gunners, as he thinks Olivier Giroud remains the better option at centre-forward.

Arsene Wenger believes former Arsenal midfielder made the wrong decision to leave

Arsène Wenger understands why Alexander Hleb left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2008, but believes the move harmed his career.
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Alexander Hleb tells Arsenal how they can reach the Champions League next season

Former Gunner Alexander Hleb reckons that Arsenal's best route back into the Champions League is to win the Europa League.
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10 players that Arsenal stood by who showed no loyalty in return

With rumours once again circulating that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be Liverpool-bound this summer, Arsenal have every right to feel aggrieved.

5 Arsenal players named in 15 worst Barcelona signings of all time

Five former Arsenal players have been included in Barcelona's 15 worst signings of all time.
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Former Arsenal and Barcelona man hails his old boss in recent interview

Aleksandr Hleb once again opened up about his time at Arsenal under the 'unbelievable coach' that is Arsene Wenger.
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Alexander Hleb - It was my fault

Alexander Hleb blames himself for his lack of success at Barcelona when he moved there from Arsenal in 2008.

Former Gunner claims Arsenal are tearing everyone apart

Alex Hleb has taken a break from... doing whatever the hell he does now... to comment on Arsenal's form so far this season

Sunday recap: Mahrez updates, deal almost done, Hleb + more

Well, another weekend has come and gone and we are, thankfully, a little closer to the new season and regular Arsenal. Despite having actual football...

Midfielder who regrets leaving Arsenal moves again

Alexander Hleb has returned to his hometown club, BATE Borisov, for what will be his fourth spell at the club.

Arsenal used to resemble everything I loved about football, why support them now?

What happens when nothing remains of the club you fell in love with?

How Arsenal's lost generation fell apart

This week sees the start of the new Champions League season, with Arsenal travelling to Zagreb for the first group game. It isn't the first...

Arsenal finally have harmony, victory will follow

by Matthew Wade Most Arsenal fans of any pre-Wenger vintage will have firm memories of (and probably miss) the old Arsenal club crest, and its...

Does ex-Arsenal star wish he could return?

by Nia Griffiths Does Aleksandr Hleb's refusal to shake Cesc Fabregas' hand show where his loyalties still lie? Or, as is the norm in modern football, is something...

Creative midfielder admits missing Arsenal despite leaving for Barca

Alexander Hleb has probably never regretted anything more in his life than leaving Arsenal. He isn't the only one. The master of the pre-assist, Hleb effectively...