Ljungberg loving Arsenal under-23 coaching role
- Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo
Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg is loving his new role as head coach of the Arsenal under-23s, writes Lee Power.
A two-time Premier League title winner as a player at the club, the Swedish international returned in the summer to take up the post.
And he saw his young charges claim a 3-0 win at non-league Hornchurch in midweek, after the 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe had impressed for Unai Emery’s first team in Singapore.
He said: “I love being a coach, love coaching. I think it’s great. I love to see the players hopefully get better. For me it’s very good.
“The whole point for us is developing, it’s not the league table. It’s getting the players to train with the first team and stick with the first team, that is our job.
You may also want to watch:
“It’s great when they get that opportunity, maybe they will come back to us after they are done with pre-season, it’s a great bite for them to do that, to know what is needed from them to stay with the first team.”
- 1 Man killed in 'shooting' in north London
- 2 Appeal to find four children missing from north London with father and grandmother
- 3 Man killed and two injured in triple shooting
- 4 Man jailed for rape of young girl in north London 40 years ago
- 5 Helen Anderson: Finsbury Park murder victim's father pays tribute to his daughter
- 6 Why Arsenal's Leah Williamson is perfect England captain?
- 7 Islington kids are being 'drawn into county lines drug smuggling'
- 8 Kacem Mokrane: Islington man amongst seven charged with 2017 murder
- 9 Disused Holloway garages converted into garment-making workspace
- 10 'Proper old Islington boozer' voted best pub by readers