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Name Freddie Ljungberg
Spelling Fredrik Ljungberg
Gender Male
Ethnic Swedish
Job Swedish Footballer
Desc Won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups, scoring in two finals. A key part of the legendary team which won the title without tasting defeat in 2003/04

Affiliation

Club as Coach Arsenal FC [Interim Manager]
Club as Player Arsenal FC

Relationship

Coach Arsene Wenger

Notes

Twitter @freddie

2002 05 09 Retrieve

[Arsene Wenger wants his Double-winners to go on and dominate English football in the years to come] I’ve been waiting for three years for this - it’s a sweet moment

2018 10 31 Retrieve

[Such maturity both on and off the pitch has seen Emile Smith Rowe become something of a beacon for other potential graduates of the club’s Hale End academy] Of course we’re proud. The whole academy is proud. Nothing really fazes him. He’s always calm and works really hard in training. He takes steps and steps. I think Zech [Medley] was in the squad at Crystal Palace, he had never been before. Now I think we have four more going [against Blackpool]. For us that’s great news of course. It’s harder in games but that’s what we get judged on, trying to get them up there

2019 11 29 Tweet

[Interim boss Freddie Ljungberg speaks to fans ahead of taking the reins for the first time. Following the dismissal of Arsenal coach Unai Emery] However long I oversee @Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles on faces again. We have a busy few weeks ahead and the team needs your support. Let’s get to work!

2019 12 01 Retrieve

[Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City] Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City. Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City. So of course, I have an opinion about how we can play and players. But I try to see it just like that, everybody has a fair chance.What I see in training and games, that’s what I’m going to judge it on.

[When asked directly about Pepe’s omission against Norwich] Pepe’s a very good player. sBut like I said, I try to look at what’s being done in training and what I see every day, and that’s how I judge it

2019 12 05 Retrieve

[Arsenal divided as angry Mesut Ozil appears to yell in the direction of Alexandre Lacazette at the full-time whistle of Brighton loss as struggling Gunners languish in 10th spot following home defeat] Of course it is disappointing but you have to keep on going. The players are low on confidence. We had a bit of reaction in the second half, but we need to start the game like that. At least second half they gave it a crack. We’re in a difficult situation, we’ve lost a lot of games. We started the game no energy, very flat. It’s my job to get them more aggressive. We thought we had won it with the var thing and then that happened. Players do as good as they can, they are a bit low on confidence and that’s what we have to fix

2019 12 06 Retrieve

[Freddie Ljungberg Says Arsenal Were ‘Scared’ During Defeat to Brighton] They [the players] look very short of confidence. In the first half they were scared to get the ball, scared to move. We didn’t show up in the first half. We had a chat at half-time, all of a sudden we look like the team we want to be. That’s how we have to play the whole game

2019 12 09 Retrieve

[Freddie Ljungberg reveals why Martinelli, Pepe and Chambers start with Lacazette & David Luiz dropped] There’s a lot of games in December so there’s fatigue and stuff. I wanted to get some energy into the team so thought I’d shake things up a bit

[Martinelli will make his first start for Arsenal in the Premier League, having impressed in the Europa League, and Ljungberg expects him to take that form into domestic action] He’s done very well in Europa League games, scores goals, works hard so I think he will do really well

Pepe I thought did really well when I brought him on in the second half in the last game. I want him to be who he is. I want him to go one against one and be difficult to read. At the same time I want him to do his defensive work, that’s important, we’re playing away from home.

[On the decision to bring Chambers in for Luiz, he added] I think he’s been doing well, training really well, being competitive. When we were at Newcastle and had our away win he played

2019 12 12 Retrieve

[Freddie Ljungberg explains why Bukayo Saka was a bit upset before Standard Liege game] He was amazing. He was a bit upset with me before the game that he had to play wing-back and full-back. He’s a tremendous talent. His final ball and last bit is always effective. I feel sorry for our young players. A lot of them haven’t been on loan, they’ve not had that exposure to men’s football. Some of them made mistakes but they’ll learn from those mistakes and won’t do them again. Bukayo had a tremendous night. It’s very, very good [topping the group]. We started the group really well and had some problems. We played a lot of games lately, I wanted to give the young ones a chance but I needed to rotate. We have a game again on Sunday. Of course it was a small gamble but I believe in those young players and they pulled through and we’re top of the group

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[Ljungberg wanted to make a change to try and brighten up a dull afternoon] We have a lot of talent but I wasn’t happy with the talent we put in. They are a top, top team. They are very good. But you still need to run. You need to put in an effort.

What I did here, I know they are young and some don’t have experience, some were making their Premier League debut, we had an 18-year-old winger playing at left-back. But, hey, they did really well away from home against Everton and dominated the game so we should be proud of that as a club