Saturday 24 March 2018

Deceased Arsenal fan has dig at Alexander Hleb with memorial outside the Emirates

Former Arsenal player Alexander Hleb
Former Arsenal player Alexander Hleb

Simon Rice

Alexander Hleb might not have been the greatest player Arsenal have ever had, but neither was he the worst to have pulled on the red and white jersey.

But one particular Gooner really wasn't a fan - so much so that following the supporter's death, a memorial stone was put up outside the Emirates taking a dig at the Belorussian midfielder.

Following the passing of Geof Cohen, his son had a memorial stone outside the Gunners' ground inscribed with the words: "Geof Cohen - never rated Hleb".

Geof's son Howard has appeared pleased with the response the plaque has received.

"My dad was a right laugh, and he would have been very amused by the fact the funny plaque I got in his memory," he wrote on Twitter.

Hleb played for Arsenal between 2005 and 2008 - a period of time that saw him score 12 goals and help take the Gunners to the 2006 Champions League final.

(© Independent News Service)

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