Ljungberg returns to Arsenal as U23 coach


Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed new Under-23 head coach and is excited to return to the club where he made his name.

The former Sweden international played for the Gunners during Arsene Wenger’s heyday, between 1998 and 2007, and won two Premier League titles and three FA Cup trophies during that time.

The 41-year-old is now set to return to the Arsenal training grounds to help mould the club’s youngsters under new Academy director Per Mertesacker.

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

“I look forward to working with the talented young players we have at the club.

“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.”