Arsenal legend who won 2 Premier League title under Wenger returns to the club as coach 9 years after he left
– Freddie Ljungberg has returned to Arsenal nine years after leaving as a player
– Arsenal have announced him as their new under 23 coach
– The 41-year-old will start his work officially in July 2018
Premier League club Arsenal have confirmed the return of their former star Freddie Ljungberg who will become the Gunners’ under-23 coach in July 2018.
The 41-year-old ex Swedish footballer was the Premier League Player of the Season in 2001/02 as Arsenal ended that term unbeaten.
He made 216 appearances for the London based club scoring 46 goals and winning the Premier League title twice and the Emirates FA Cup three times.
“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.” he said according to Arsenal official website.
Freddie Ljungberg began his career at Halmstad and went on to spend most of his career at Arsenal where he won honors including two Premier League titles and three FA Cups scoring in two finals including the victory in 2002.
After leaving Arsenal in 2007, he had short spells at a number of clubs in England, Scotland, the United States, Japan and India.