Date: 8th July 2008 at 1:20am
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Alex Hleb has all but sealed his fate as an ex-Gooner.

Hleb wanting to leave Arsenal is one of the worst kept secrets in football, but now the tricky winger has finally broken the silence and admitted he would like to move to Barcelona.

The Belarusian’s reasons for leaving appears to be playing position related rather than for fiscal gain as seems to be with Adebayor.

Hleb claimed “My view of how I should be playing didn`t coincide with the manager`s. I told him last season I wanted to leave and think he was quite upset about it.’

“But ask him. It may turn out he`s happy to see me go. I don`t know where I`ll be next season but I`d prefer Barcelona.’

“It is being negotiated and, hopefully, will be decided soon.”

Then in a bizarre comical claim aimed at Fabregas the winger said,

“When we get scoring opportunities, Fabregas is much more selfish than me. Given a chance to shoot, he always goes for it ? unlike me.”

Yes Al …. and don’t we f***ing know it!!!