Freddie Ljungberg quits role as part of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal coaching team

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Freddie Ljungberg has left his first team coaching role at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Freddie Ljungberg has left his first team coaching role at Arsenal in the hope of landing his first full-time managerial role.

The club legend returned to the club at which he won two Premier League titles two years ago to coach the club’s Under-23 side.

Ljungberg was credited with playing a major role in the development of the likes of Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson and was promoted to the first team set-up upon the appointment of Unai Emery.

The Spaniard was sacked last December providing Ljungberg with the opportunity to take interim charge of the first team alongside Per Mertesacker.

Ljungberg was unable to spark an improvement in the team’s results, however, registering just one win from his six games at the helm in all competitions.

Freddie Ljungberg managed just one win, against West Ham, from his six games at the Arsenal helm
Freddie Ljungberg managed just one win, against West Ham, from his six games at the Arsenal helm (Picture: Getty)

‘I have decided to leave my first team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience,’ the club legend confirmed on Twitter.

‘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.’

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