Barcelona have confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb will undergo a medical on Wednesday with Barcelona expecting to wrap up the signing of the Belarus international within 24 hours.

Josep Guardiola’s side are then expected to announce the signing of the former Stuttgart star on Thursday as Hleb ends a mixed spell at Arsenal.

“The player Alexander Hleb, who has spent the last three seasons at Arsenal, arrives today (Wednesday) to undergo a medical examination before joining FC Barcelona,”

read a club statement.

“Assuming that the tests are passed satisfactorily, tomorrow Alexander Hleb could sign the contract and be presented as a new player for FC Barcelona.”

The midfielder recently claimed that he was unhappy living amongst the hustle and bustle of the English capital.

Also today Gilberto has been given permission by Arsenal to travel to Greece to undergo a medical after accepting a bid for the Brazilian international.

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