Arsenal announce Ljungberg as their U-23 coach

Ljungberg is an Arsenal legend and played more than 200 games for the North London club.

Arsenal Football Club have announced that former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as head coach of their U-23 side.

Freddie Ljungberg spent 9 years at Arsenal and was part of the ‘Invincibles’ that conquered England in 2004. He made 216 appearances for Arsenal and bagged 46 goals to his name.

Ljungberg recently had a short stint at Wolfsburg as an assistant manager and will now return back to the club, that has made him a legend.

“I’m delighted to be returning to the club. Arsenal has always been a special place for me and I’m really excited at this opportunity to work with our under-23 team,”  said an excited Freddie Ljungberg.

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He was optimistic that he would help the youngsters become better, saying “I know many of them well and will work hard to help them continue developing and become the best players and people they can be.”

“It’s great to have Freddie back at the club. He brings great footballing experience and the highest possible levels of enthusiasm, energy and encouragement for our young professionals,” said Arsenal’s academy manager Per Mertesacker.

Ljungberg’s time at Wolfsburg has certainly helped him get better. Now, he will be looking to help Arsenal youngsters develop into world-class professionals.

Ljungberg was Mumbai City FC’s marquee signing in the ISL season 1, but neither featured in many games nor helped the Mumbai City register victories.