Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
The return of Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg to the club has been confirmed. The forward who played a vital role as part of the invincibles squad will return to Arsenal in a coaching capacity.
The ex Sweden international was signed by Wenger from Halmstads in 1998. On arrival, he went on to enjoy 10 fruitful seasons with the Gunners making a total of 313 appearances for the club, scoring 71 goals, before heading out to join London rivals West Ham United for one season in 2007.
Ljungberg, 38, is set to take the reign as the under 15 coach at Arsenal. The news has been confirmed by both Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and the ex player.
The player who retired in 2014 after a short spell with Mumbai City took to twitter to express his joy at the opportunity, he said: “Hope everyone had a happy new year.
“Enjoying my last week in #CapeTown before I go home to coach Arsenal’s u-15! V excited .” His former coach also confirmed the deal, Arsene Wenger added: “He wants to make his licence.
“They have to take on a youth team and we are happy to give him that.”
The Gunners have faithfully and happily welcomed the legend back to the club, it is his ability to unearth another Freddie Ljungberg that will however please them the most.