Freddie Ljungberg in talks with Malmo ahead of Mikel Arteta’s return to Arsenal

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first_imgFreddie Ljungberg in talks with Malmo ahead of Mikel Arteta’s return to Arsenal / Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 2:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link437Shares Ljungberg, according to reports, was set to be offered the chance to remain as part of Arteta’s staff, but he is known to harbour ambitions to be a No.1 in his own right. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articles Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Full Screen Advertisement Malmo parted company with former Wigan and Leeds manager Uwe Rossler last week and according to Sportal.se they view Ljungberg as the ideal candidate.Ljungberg had been credited with playing a key role in the development of an emerging group of youngsters at Arsenal having coached the likes of Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock during his time in charge of the Under-23s and Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes it’s vital his old club find a way of keeping Ljungberg on.He said: ‘Absolutely [he should be kept on]. We have to protect Freddie at all costs. He wasn’t there trying to suck up to get the job. He knows the club. You can’t buy him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Nobody knows the young players better than Freddie. I’m sure Mikel will come in and be delighted Freddie is still there.‘What you want is that kind of continuity, especially for the young guys. You can see how much they loved him when things were going right. ‘We need that guy in there. He’s an invincible as well. He’s one of our greats. We have to back Freddie at all costs.’Should Arteta keep Ljungberg as part of his coaching staff?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta joked about Arsenal defence while Manchester City coach and highlighted huge weaknessMORE: Arsene Wenger questions Arsenal board as he compares his former club to Liverpool Read More by Metro 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Read More Read More 1/1 Freddie Ljungberg has been in charge of the Arsenal first team on an interim basis since Unai Emery’s sacking (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg has been in talks with Malmo about becoming the Swedish club’s first team coach.The 42-year-old has won just one of his five matches in charge of an increasingly rudderless Arsenal side following the sacking of Unai Emery last month.Ljungberg voiced his discontent at having to make do with a skeleton coaching staff following last weekend’s 3-0 drubbing against Manchester City and urged the club’s board to make a quick decision over Emery’s permanent replacement.Mikel Arteta has been confirmed as Emery’s successor with former Everton and Manchester United No.2 Steve Round and Brentford goalkeeping coach Inaki Cava Pavon set to join as part of the former Arsenal captain’s backroom team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Read More About Connatix V67539 Comment Skip Ad Video Settings Coming Next SPONSORED Advertisementlast_img

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