Agent - Hleb leaving Gunners

New transfer worry for Wenger

Alexander Hleb's agent claims the player will leave Arsenal this summer.

The Belarus midfielder has been linked with a move to Internazionale, who have expressed an interest in the 27-year-old.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has already had to cope with midfielder Mathieu Flamini agreeing to join Milan when his Arsenal contract expires at the end of June, and now Hleb's agent Nikolai Shpilevski claims his client will also be leaving Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.

He told Belarusian paper Pressball: "Alexander is preparing to make the most important moves of his life.

No way back
"He is leaving Arsenal even though they want to offer him a new long-term contract and better conditions. Only time will tell if leaving is the right decision, but there's no way back now. Everything will be cleared up in the next two weeks."

Wenger revealed earlier this week that he was keen to keep Hleb at the club and he could face a fight in the summer to persuade him to stay in North London.