Ex-Arsenal winger immediately claims love for new club

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Goodness me, Alexander Hleb was really itching to get out of the exit door at Ashburton Grove wasn’t he? Despite a number of clubs reportedly being interested in the Belarusian (Milan and Real Madrid chiefly among them), that hasn’t stopped him from proclaiming that Barcelona is the dream move that he’s always wanted. The BBC report that this guy is nothing more than a mercenary.

The 27-year-old Belarus midfielder had a medical in the Spanish city on Wednesday and he described his move to the La Liga giant as “a dream”.

“I love this team,” said Hleb. “I will give my best and I want to win everything with Barca.”

There is no doubt that a more-than-adequate replacement can be found for Hleb, who has acted quite badly in the past few weeks, blaming the fast pace of London life for his move. He’s also berated the press for creating speculation over which club he’d be joining, despite his agent issuing come-and-get-me pleas on his behalf!

Arsenal fans, do you say good riddance that this character has left the building? Or do you think he’ll be a keenly-felt loss next term?

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