Tuesday, 15 October 2019 | 05:45 WIB

Arsenal Appoints Freddie Ljungberg as Assistant Coach

Arsenal Appoints Freddie Ljungberg as Assistant Coach (dailystar)

LONDON, NETRALNEWS.COM - Football fans must still remember the name Freddie Ljungberg. The former Arsenal midfielder is now officially appointed as Unai Emery's new first team assistant coach as part of a reshuffle of the coaching staff.

This was revealed by the English Premier League club in an announcement on Monday (6/17/2019).

Ljungberg, who returned to Arsenal to train the U-23 team last year, was part of the "The Invincibles" squad when he won the last north London club's English league title in 2004.

Former assistant coach Steve Bould will now replace Ljungberg to train the Under-23 team and work with academy manager Per Mertesacker to help the young players transition to the first team.

"We are pleased with the impact that Freddie (Ljungberg) made in helping to develop our young players into the first team and he fully deserves this promotion," the club said in a statement quoted by Reuters.

"In addition to his new coaching responsibilities, Freddie will focus on young players who penetrate the first team."

Ljungberg played for Arsenal from 1998 to 2007 and made 325 appearances, scored 71 goals and was also named the Premier League player of the 2001-02 season.

"I am very pleased with this opportunity to continue to help develop and work with some great young players ... and work with Unai and his coach team to help Arsenal win the trophy," said Ljungberg.

Ljungberg will be tasked with helping Emery help Arsenal return to the Champions League after the club failed to qualify for European competition for three consecutive seasons.