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Ex-Arsenal keeper Szczesny: Drink derailed Hleb

Wojciech Szczesny says Aleksandr Hleb's Arsenal career was derailed by drinking.

The Belarusian racked up 130 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions and scoring 10 goals. He also played for Barcelona and Stuttgart after leaving the Emirates.

But Szczesny, now with Juventus, believes the midfielder didn't reach his full potential.

"He [Hleb] could have achieved more in football, he still had a great race ahead, but he liked to drink," the Polish goalkeeper told Foot Truck.

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