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Hleb: Wenger Sent By God

Arsenal winger Alex Hleb has heaped praise upon his manager, hailing him as God's gift to football.

The Belarus midfileder has completed his second season in English football and has started to show what he is all about. His style of dribbling may not look as glam as Ronaldinho's or Cristiano Ronaldo's, but it is equally as effective.

He has made 40 apperances for Arsenal this season, and it started to show towards the end of the season when his form dipped as he started to burn out.

'Wenger is a great tactician, he sees absolutely everything,' he told World Soccer magazine. 'He knows how to find a key to every player - he is a coach sent by God,'said Hleb.

'I still remember him saying: 'Alexander, I do not just buy any player; I watched you for two years. Everyone finds it hard at first, especially if you come from another country. I am convinced everything will work out.' Those words helped me a lot.

'I am loving being able to work under him. He supported me through the difficult times early on and carried on believing in me.'


Hleb, like the entire Arsenal squad, has found goals hard to come by this season and his tally of just 3 is disapointing to say the least.

Alex knows this and is determined to put it right next season: 'It is a problem for me, and it was the same at Stuttgart.

'Often I get into shooting positions and then hear a team-mate calling for me to pass, maybe I need to be a bit more egotistical at times.

'It is something I have been working on. In training, the manager often gets me doing special exercise in which I am forced to finish the attack with a shot on goal.


'I think next season will be better.'

'We are a very young team, but I would not say we are a team for the future - we are a team for now.

'We have got everything it takes to succeed.'




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 16 2007

Time: 7:34PM

 

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