Fabregas eyes Hleb stay

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Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hoping to carry on playing with Alexander Hleb for years to come.

Arsenal midfielder urges team-mate not to move

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hoping to carry on playing with Alexander Hleb for years to come. Hleb has established himself as a key player at Emirates Stadium since moving to the club in 2005. His skilful performances have not gone unnoticed by several top European clubs and he has been strongly linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are among the sides reportedly keen on Hleb but he has admitted he is growing tired of the speculation. Fabregas has not been surprised by the level of interest as he rates his Belarusian team-mate as a player of the highest quality. Fabregas, whose future has also been the subject of much conjecture, has urged Hleb to stay at Arsenal for the start of the new season. "I have always said that Hleb is an incredible footballer and what he has done is underrated, well, everything that he does, because he is still an Arsenal player," Fabregas told El Pais. "That kind of footballer deserves more credit. But I tell it to you, he is an incredible footballer. I hope we'll carry on playing together for years."

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