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6th Oct, 2016 | 3:24pm

Alexander Hleb makes astonishing Arsenal claim

By Amir Mir

Alexander Hleb believes Arsenal have the “ability” to win the treble this season, as he backed Arsene Wenger’s side to claim the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

The 35-year-old midfielder praised the Gunners start to the season, with Wenger’s side unbeaten in nine games in all competitions this term.

Laurent Koscielny scored a controversial 93rd minute winner at Burnley on Sunday to extend his side’s winning run to five games.

Now Belarus midfielder Hleb has backed his former side to win three trophies during this campaign, despite the north London club only winning two major honours in the last 12 years.

“Wenger always sets the highest goals,” Hleb told Sky Sports. “He has managed to keep his key players and they are playing great football. They are tearing everyone apart.

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“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 made 131 appearances for Wenger’s side scoring 11 goals and providing 16 assists in all competitions.

The playmaker won the treble during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona in 2008/09, where Pep Guardiola’s men lifted the La Liga title, Spanish Cup and European Cup.

Arsenal progressed through to the last-16 stage of the EFL Cup when they beat Nottingham Forest 4-0, as they sit third in the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

In other Arsenal team news, Mesut Ozil has stated the three pieces of advice he gave to Shkrodan Mustafi before he joined the club