Alexander Hleb’s agent claims the player will leave Arsenal this summer.
The Belarus midfielder has been linked with a move to Internazionale, and his agent has now revealed that he expects the player to leave the emirates this summer.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already seen midfielder Mathieu Flamini agree to join Milan, and now hefaces the prospect of losing another key member of his midfield.
“Alexander is preparing to make the most important moves of his life,” Nikolai Shpilevski told the Belarus paper Pressball.
“He is leaving Arsenal even though they want to offer him a new long-term contract and better conditions. Only time will tell if leaving is the right decision, but there’s no way back now. Everything will be cleared up in the next two weeks.”
Wenger, though, did receive one piece of good news yesterday when it emerged that Nicklas Bendtner had ignored approaches from Bayern Munich to stay at Arsenal.
Bayern indicated that they were prepared to pay €10m but his father said he would be staying at the Emirates
“I have heard about these offers from Germany but Nicklas will stay at Arsenal,” said Thomas Bendtner.
“The only way things could be different was if something unexpected should happen, such as him being moved totally outside of the team, but it’s difficult to see that happening as he is playing right now.”
Bendtner, 20, said: “I’ve always said that Arsenal is my club and that’s where I want to play my football. When you look at my season and the way it has developed, I see no reason why I should want to change Arsenal with any other club.”