Alexander Hleb
Alexander Hleb

Alexander Hleb

Belarus international midfielder Alexander Hleb played for Arsenal in the 2006 UEFA Champions League final.

He starred for German side VfB Stuttgart before Arsène Wenger acquired him in August 2005 and featured in that month's FA Community Shield.

Alexander Hleb Profile

Name Alexander Hleb
Arsenal Career 2005 - 2008
Position: Midfielder
Appearances 130 (109 starts, 21 as a sub)
Goals 11

Given his Premiership debut in Arsenal's 2-0 victory at home to Newcastle United on the opening day of the campaign, he returned from injury to score his first goal in the Gunners' 7-0 demolition of Middlesbrough and was an influential figure in the Champions League matches.

He netted three times in 25 Premiership games for Arsenal in 2007/08 but left for Barcelona at the end of that season. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)