7 players who struggled after leaving Arsenal

  • Arsenal have seen some great players in its history
  • Some went onto bigger things, others didn’t
  • Here are 7 players who struggled after leaving Arsenal

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4. Alex Hleb

Alex Hleb is something of a cult-hero. He had an excellent season with Arsenal in the late 00s. Unfortunately, though, he jumped the gun too early and signed for Barcelona - A club where he was clearly out of his depth, as he struggled to live up to the expectation he set at Arsenal.

Hleb should have never left Arsenal. I mean this in no disrespect to the winger, but playing for Barcelona was above his threshold. He is the first to admit to this, as according to The Guardian, he said: "For me, leaving Arsenal was not a good move.”

In total, Hleb transferred clubs a total of EIGHTEEN times, including five different stints with BATE Borisov, where he played against his former side Arsenal in the Europa League. Certainly, though, his career highlights were with Arsenal and Stuttgart. He should've never left Arsenal but fans still love him nonetheless.

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