Yesterday morning we were greeted with these words from Alex Hleb’s agent:
“Alexander is preparing to make one of the most important moves of his life””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.”
As we all wondered whether he would do a Webster, Arsene has hit back:
“It is not as simple as it looks, this Webster clause, you can’t just come in next day and buy out, there is no rule that says that.
“You should not forget what clubs can do, you have to first go to a Fifa tribunal and if you don’t agree with Fifa, you have to go to Acas. It takes a lot of months.
“You can be banned for the whole period if it’s not done in a proper way.”
He also said here:
“I believe 98 per cent of this squad will be here next season. And the two per cent have already gone.”
Well, Wenger has to be optimistic, it must have been a big blow to lose Flamini, but I am sure that we will find players to fill the gap, he’s after a midfielder and a defender, I’m not sure who, but people writing us off will only make us stronger to be honest with you.
These people will see what happens next season, and so will we!