Ten players who left the North London club too early, whether because Arsene Wenger felt it was time to say goodbye or the club’s board thought it right to cash-in. Or in some cases because players demanded an exit.
10. Alexander Hleb
A player who thought the grass was greener and then found out it wasn’t. The Belorussian has since stated his regret at making a move to Barcelona and perhaps it’s a move that Arsenal should have prevented. The crafty winger showed signs of real quality before he was poached by the Catalan giants but perhaps the North London club could have tried harder to keep the adaptable midfielder at the club. After all the amount the club garnered from the sale, when taking into account the amount paid to Stuttgart, was a paltry £600k