By Richard Clarke 

Alex Hleb is excelling in Arsenal's away-day formation, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Belarus midfielder was impressive on Saturday at Charlton and set up the first goal for Robin van Persie. The Dutchman, who went on to score a superb second in the 2-1 win, was playing in a withdrawn striker's role on the left hand side. From the manager's perspective, it is a formation that allows the midfielders to flourish.

"I feel away from home especially it gives more licence to Hleb and Fabregas to go forward," said Wenger. "We look a little bit more balanced and we have got our best results like this.

"Hleb played very well. He is getting better and better. In the first half when we were in trouble I felt he took the ball and created things.

"You could see when Rosicky came on as well that there is some class in these players and they can create football that is not only efficient but attractive to watch."

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Richard Clarke 3 Oct 2006