Freddie Ljungberg congratulates Mikel Arteta and speaks out on his Arsenal future

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 5:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Freddie Ljungberg congratulates Mikel Arteta and speaks out on his Arsenal future Everton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:44FullscreenEverton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arteta, meanwhile, addressed Ljungberg’s situation at his unveiling on Friday, saying: ‘It’s a conversation. I was with him this morning when we addressed the players.‘I had a conversation with him afterwards to see his expectations and how I see the situation. We will know something after that.’Pep Guardiola’s now former assistant at Manchester City will be unable to bring Rodolfo Borrell with him from the Premier League champions, but former Everton No.2 Steve Round and Brentford goalkeeping coach Inaka Cana Pavon are expected to join Arteta’s backroom team.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 ArsenalLjungberg had been working with a skeleton staff following Emery’s dismissal with only Per Mertesacker, the club’s academy director, and goalkeeping coach Sal Bibbo to lean on for support.The former Invincible had been growing increasingly disillusioned with the situation and urged Arsenal’s board to make a decisive decision following last Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of City.‘If you look at the person who was here before, he had a lot of staff,’ he said.‘I don’t have many staff. If you keep on going like that for months and months, it’s not easy. But that’s totally up to the club.’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 Interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg has been linked with the vacant post at Malmo (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg has congratulated Mikel Arteta upon his appointment as Arsenal’s head coach and has intimated he wants to stay on as part of the Spaniard’s staff.The 42-year-old has overseen the club’s last five matches following the sacking of Unai Emery and struggled to steady the ship, winning just once in that period.Ljungberg is known to harbour ambitions of being a No.1 and on Friday was linked with the vacant post at Malmo.Responding to Arteta’s appointment, however, Ljungberg said on Twitter: ‘The message from me is still the same, get behind us and support the team! AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s been an honour to have helped the club I love for the last few weeks and I am excited to work with Mikel Arteta and his staff moving forwards.’  Advertisementlast_img

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