Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has today announced that he will leave his post at arsenal as the first team assistant coach.
Freddie Ljungberg returned to Arsenal back in 2017 as the head coach of the U15 side after a successful stint as an assistant manager at Germany side Wolfsburg. He was later promoted to the U23 side where he linked up with Bakaya Saka and other academy stars. His influence on youngsters was spot on for everyone to see and in 2019 he replaced Steve Bould as Arsenal’s first-team assistant coach under Emery.
Following the sacking of Unai Emery in November 2019, Freddie Ljungberg took over as Arsenal head coach at the Emirates and although there was a change in the Gunners’ performances, this was not enough to convince the board that he was fit enough to lead the club going forward. He was then replaced by Arteta, who then appointed him as his first-team assistant.
However, following a successful stint at Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg has decided to seek a new challenge as a manager.
Announcing his decision, Freddie said: “I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience. I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me both as a player and as a coach.
I wish Mikel and all the team every success for the season ahead. Thanks also to the fans for their constant support and for always being by my side. I hope we will all meet again soon.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arteta can get an equally influential person to replace the departing swede’