Hleb: I should never have left Arsenal

BY foxsports • September 11, 2010

Alexander Hleb regrets his decision to leave Arsenal for Barcelona and now wants to take his chance back in the Premier League with Birmingham.

He said: "Of course it is my fault I left Arsenal but this has happened.

"Not a lot of players say no to Barcelona but if I had known before what would happen of course I wouldn't have gone.

"I won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 but I didn't play a lot. I lost a bit of my form and confidence."

Hleb turned down offers from elsewhere to move to St Andrews, and the 29-year-old is confident he made the right decision.

He said: "I made a decision to come to Birmingham.

"I decided for one year to come back to the Premier League where I am very happy and want to take this chance."

Meanwhile, Hleb opted against adding fuel to speculation over a possible future move for former Arsenal team-mate Cesc Fabregas to Barca.

He added: "Cesc plays fantastically at Arsenal and is a leader and an important player.

"It is his decision if he wants to stay or leave."

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