Arsenal legend returns to club as youth coach

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has re-joined The Gunners as the head coach of the clubs U23 side, it has been confirmed today.

The former Sweden international enjoyed a hugely successful nine seasons with the North London club between 1999-2007, winning two Premier League titles, and he was an integral part of the legendary Invincible side that went unbeaten during the 2003/2004 campaign.

Ljungberg is regarded as one of the best right midfielders in EPL history and is the only Swedish player to have ever won the PFA Player of the Year award.

Arsenal’s new Academy manager and former Gunners captain Per Mertesacker has been speaking about how delighted he is to welcome the 41-year-old back to the club:

“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.”

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