Arsenal news – Hleb wants Gunners move, Wenger anger at added time, Wilshere wins PFA award

Wenger anger at added time.

Arsene Wenger has questioned the amount of stoppage time played in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday and the Arsenal manager still believes his side can win the league this season.

The referee added eight minutes of stoppage time at the end of the game and the Gunners took the lead on the 98th minute with a Robin van Persie penalty, the Reds then equalised in the 101st minute after Dirk Kuyt scored from the penalty spot.

Wenger told BBC Sport: “We conceded a penalty after 11 minutes when the referee said there was eight minutes of injury time. I don’t see where those three minutes came from and it was no penalty.”

Arsenal now sit six points behind league leaders Manchester United with only six games remaining but Wenger insists his side are still in with a chance of winning the title but they must win the rest of their games to keep the hope alive: “It is about us winning our games. The hope is always there but, to keep the hope alive, it is up to us to win our games.

“We are on a 15-game unbeaten [Premier League] run, but recently we have not taken enough points.

“Now we must give everything until the last game of the season and see if it is our year or not.”

Wilshere wins PFA award.

Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere has been named PFA Young Player of the Year.

The midfielder beat Player of the Year Gareth Bale to the award who finished second and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez took third place.

Wilshere has been a key player for the Gunners this season and the 2010-11 season has been a prosperous campaign for the 19-year-old. The youngster was praised for his performances against Barcelona in the Champions League and he made his full international debut for England earlier in the campaign.

Wilshere admitted he was surprised to win the award but proud to be named the PFA Young Player of the Year: “It is my first full season and it is a massive award, especially from my fellow players. It is amazing. I am very proud to be the fifth recipient from Arsenal, it is good to keep this history going.

“Arsenal is a good club for bringing youngsters through and they keep proving it so I would like to thank the manager as well.

“I am a bit surprised. I always knew I could do but still it was a surprise how early it came.

“I am delighted just to be in the team to win an award, so I have to keep it up now and hopefully we can win something this year.”

Hleb wants Gunners move.

Alexander Hleb has revealed that he loves his former club Arsenal and says he would like to return to the Emirates at some point in his career, according to The Daily Mirror.

The Belarusian is currently on loan at Birmingham City from Barcelona and although the 29-year-old has enjoyed his time at the Blues, he does not want to play for Alex McLeish’s side next season.

He said: “No. I don’t stay here and I don’t want to stay. I enjoyed my time but this is not my way of football. Here you just need to fight, run and not much passing.

“This is for me something new. I will give my best for this club, but I prefer to play football.”

Hleb admitted that a move to Arsenal would be his first choice, having spent three seasons with the Gunners before moving to Barcelona: “I would like to stay in the Premier League – and I know which club. We will speak and hopefully everything will be good.

“I love Arsenal and they are always in my heart. If I have a chance to go back then I will. In life everything is possible.”

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