Arsenal legend Sol Campbell reveals interest in replacing Freddie Ljungberg on Mikel Arteta’s coaching staff

Campbell last managed Southend United
Campbell last managed Southend United (Picture: Getty Images)

Sol Campbell says he would ‘love to’ go back to Arsenal and join Mikel Arteta’s coaching staff after the departure of Freddie Ljungberg.

The Swede left his role as assistant coach last month in the search of a managerial position elsewhere.

Ljungberg was in charge of Arsenal’s Under-23s for the 2018/19 season, before stepping into a first-team role the following campaign.

Arsenal Training Session
Arteta recently lost Ljungberg (Picture: Getty Images)

The former Gunners forward then became interim boss when Unai Emery was relieved of his duties, before Arteta’s eventual appointment as head coach.

Campbell, meanwhile, left his post as Southend United boss in June after the club were relegated to League Two.

When asked by fellow Invincible Robert Pires whether he’d be interested in a return to the Emirates in a coaching capacity, the former England international told the Marvel’s Avengers YouTube channel: ‘Yeah, I would, if something came up I would love to.

‘Put my name forward I will be there.’

‘I will send a message for Edu,’ Pires added.

Another Gunners legend, Dennis Bergkamp, has been linked with the assistant manager role as Mikel Arteta looks to fill the vacancy.

The Spaniard will be aiming to build on the success of claiming the FA Cup last term as he enters his first full season as a manager.

Arteta has already added Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes to his ranks, while a deal to bring Dani Ceballos back on loan for another season looks near to completion.

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