One of Arsenal’s invincible Freddie Ljungberg is set to rejoin the club in July as the club’s head-coach for the under-23 team, according to an official report from Arsenal’s website.
The Sweden international, who was Arsenal’s under-15s coach and was assistant to the under-19 UEFA Youth League team during the 2016/17 season, left the club to join Wolfsburg to gain more experience and gained invaluable experience as assistant coach in the Bundesliga.
When this was announced, Arsena’s academy manager Per Mertesacker said:
“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.
“He understands the club’s values and how important it is to give young players the opportunity to grow and develop. When Freddie left for Wolfsburg it was with the club’s blessing and with a return to Arsenal some day in mind. Everyone knows Freddie loves the club and we look forward to him developing his career with us.”
Freddie registered 216 appearances for the club, netting 46 goals and winning the Premier League title twice and the Emirates Cup three times with the club. He also represented Sweden 75 times in various competitions. The Swede bagged the Premier League Player of the Season in 2001/02.
“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.
“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.”
Fans however, were very happy with the club’s annoucement and partnership with the legend and took to social media Twitter to express their delight.
Here are some of the best tweets around:
Welcome back Arsenal. We love you!
— Ojo Olayiwola Adisa ?? (@Olayiwolar1) June 12, 2018
? “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.
– Freddie Ljungberg pic.twitter.com/FZJ1RhHbVd
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) June 12, 2018
Good to see Freddie Ljungberg coming home ?
— helen (@helen_c9hmw) June 12, 2018
Freddie Ljungberg with the U23s. In addition to coaching, Freddie will also advice the youngins on hairstyle choices and underwear modeling.
— Santï (@goonersanti) June 12, 2018
Would be nice to have another invincible around the team with Robert Pires after bringing back Freddie Ljungberg
— G' (@Guillaume_LF) June 12, 2018
Oooohhhh yessss! Welcome to not Viasat Freddie Ljungberg!! pic.twitter.com/S4sUURDpyY
— Viktor (@viiktorr7) June 12, 2018