Why Arsene should call for Hleb again...

Here’s one for you to ponder as we gird our loins for the trip to Blackburn this afternoon…should AW bite the bullet and bring Alex Hleb back to the Arsenal?
I know, I know. He upset a few of us when he did a bunk to Barcelona but if we put personal differences aside, doesn’t it make a lot of sense to give him the chance top redeem himself? And I think I am right when I say he has publicly spoken about his regret at leaving N5. He has been on loan at Stuttgart this season and his agent is making noises about a return to the Premier League with Manchester City, Vill and Sunderland apparently keen on the Belarusian’s services.
But let’s face it he would be better off coming back to the home of football for a number of reasons. He knows, the set-up, the personnel, the demands put in place by AW and he also is best mates with Cesc Fabregas. A happier Cesc has to be a good thing but, of course, that isn’t the only reason why I think AW should go get Hleb.
He can regain his form with us and let’s face it you can never have enough good players in your squad, highlighted this season above all with the horrendous list of injuries we have suffered over the campaign. Welcome your thoughts…
Back to the Blackburn game and the coverage there of in today’s tabloids and we kick off with the Sun, which tells us AW reckons Lukasz Fabianski has proved he is mentally strong after coming through his “make-or-break” situation.
Fabianski, set to face Blackburn today, had a day to forget at Wigan two weeks ago and had a shocker against Porto back in February but AW says he made amends in the goalless draw with Manchester City.
He said: “His reaction against City was great. You’d always want that after the Wigan game. It was maybe a make-or-break game. You think, ‘Do you expose him if you play him? and ‘Is it better not to play him?’ But it is always better to play straight away. He had to show he can be consistent, as I know he has the talent. He proved against City he’s mentally strong and the next target is to be consistent.”
AW is also full of praise for Samir Nasri, who he believes could be the new Robert Pires. Nasri has scored five goals in 32 games this season. Wenger said: “Nasri is like Pires. He’s a hard worker and a good dribbler. If Samir can score the number of goals Pires did, he’ll be exceptional.”
As we know, Emmanuel Eboue is coming to the end of a campaign which has seen him emerge as a cult hero after being booed off the pitch against Wigan last season. And AW says Fabianski can do an ‘Eboue’ and win over the fans.
He told the Mail: ‘It’s always your attitude that decides the fans’ attitude.The fans in this country love their club here more than in any other country. If you change your attitude and do your all for your club, they love it.’
The Mirror says Wolves have promised fans that striker Kevin Doyle will be staying at Molineux after he emerged as a £10million target for Arsenal. Doyle, who cost Wolves a club record £6.5m from Reading last summer, has played a key role in their successful battle for Premier League survival.
But Wolves’ chief executive Jez Moxey said: “What we want to do is to continue to improve the squad and improve the team. That will take a lot of time and will call for continuing investment in the squad. It will also mean that we will try to keep our very best players, not sell them.”
Meanwhile, AW has ruled out a move for Blackburn centre-back Phil Jones. Wenger has been monitoring the 18 year-old’s progress but has decided to prioritise more experienced targets.
Wenger will have a further opportunity to assess Jones during tonight’s match against Blackburn at Ewood Park and has made central defence a key summer priority. “He’s had a few good games but we’ve not made an inquiry about him,” said Wenger. “I think he is a good player – but not yet. He needs to play longer to really assess him.”
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