Arsenal's Hleb ruled out for three weeks

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LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) Arsenal's Alexander Hleb has been ruled out of action for three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty, the Premier League club said.

The Belarus midfielder was withdrawn at halftime in the 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in Minsk on Wednesday.

''Hleb came back with a hamstring injury,'' Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday on www.arsenal.com.

''So once again we lose someone during this (international) period. I think he'll be out for 21 days.'' Wenger also said midfielder Mathieu Flamini returned from the France squad with a thigh problem that would rule him out of Saturday's match against Wigan at the Emirates.

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