Hleb: I should never have left Arsenal

11 September 2010 11:30
Alexander Hleb regrets his decision to leave Arsenal for Barcelona and now wants to take his chance back in the Premier League with Birmingham.[LNB] Hleb transferred from the Gunners to the Barca two years ago, but struggled to make an impact with the Catalans and now concedes he made a mistake in ever leaving the Emirates.[LNB]He said: "Of course it is my fault I left Arsenal but this has happened.[LNB]"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.[LNB]"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."[LNB]Hleb turned down offers from elsewhere to move to St Andrews, and the 29-year-old is confident he made the right decision.[LNB]He said: "I made a decision to come to Birmingham.[LNB]"I decided for one year to come back to the Premier League where I am very happy and want to take this chance."[LNB]Meanwhile, Hleb opted against adding fuel to speculation over a possible future move for former Arsenal team-mate Cesc Fabregas to Barca.[LNB]He added: "Cesc plays fantastically at Arsenal and is a leader and an important player.[LNB]"It is his decision if he wants to stay or leave."

Source: Team_Talk