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Arsenal Fan Takes Very Last Chance To Criticise Alexander Hleb From Beyond The Grave

Arsenal Fan Takes Very Last Chance To Criticise Alexander Hleb From Beyond The Grave
By Barry Arnold

Alexander Hleb's time at Arsenal is still a divisive topic for Gunners fans. While some rated Hleb as a talented player, others argued he unfortunately forgot to use that talent.

The versatile midfielder may have typified everything about that era of Arsene Wenger's team underachieving. He was signed from Stuttgart in 2005 and was actually sold for profit when he moved to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona for £12m.

Hleb's legacy at Arsenal is ultimately one of indifference, but one thing that's for certain is that deceased Arsenal fan Geof Cohen certainly didn't rate the Belarusian, and his son made sure no one would ever forget it.

A huge memorial was set up outside the stadium when Arsenal moved to the Emirates, and Cohen's gravestone had a hilarious parting message inscribed.

 

Cohen's son Howard explained the tribute to his father via Twitter when he said,

My father thought he was rubbish. He followed the Arsenal from the 1950s and I wanted to have something that captured his banter.

It might be harsh on Hleb but it's definitely hilarious, we're sitting here wondering how Pascal Cygan, Sebastien Squillaci and Francis Jeffers got away with it.

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