Alexander Hleb is backing his former club Arsenal to win three trophies this season under manager Arsene Wenger.
Wenger’s side are currently third in the Premier League table after seven games, while they have drawn and won their opening two matches in the Champions League.
Hleb, who spent three years at Arsenal making 73 league starts, told Reuters: “Wenger always sets the highest goals. He has managed to keep his key players and they are playing great football. They are tearing everyone apart.
“I hope the team will win three trophies this season — the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League. This Arsenal side certainly has the ability and I will really be supporting them.”
Hleb left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2008 and the Belarus midfielder has said he has some regrets about the switch.
“On the one hand I regret that I did not stay at Arsenal. Wenger was like a father to me and trusted me. I get sad when I start to think about this,” he said.
“On the other hand, Barcelona was and still is the strongest club. I did not play that often, but I still got game time.”