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Arsenal Embark On Managerial Reshuffle Ahead Next Season

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Europa League finalist Arsenal on Monday completed that appointment of Freddie Ljungberg as the new first-team coach.

The former member of the famous invincible will join the bench on match days alongside manager Unai Emery.

A statement on Arsenal website reads: “Ljungberg, who currently leads our under-23s, will become an assistant first-team coach.

“We are delighted with the impact Freddie has made in helping to develop our young players into the first team and he fully deserves this promotion.

“Alongside his new coaching responsibilities, Freddie will have a strong focus on the young players who are moving into the first team group.”

The statement also revealed that former assistant manager Steve Bould will now lead the club’s under-23 team as well as oversee the under-23 and under-18 phase programme with academy manager Per Mertesacker.

Also, first-team goalkeeping coach, Sal Bibbo, will lead on the transition of young goalkeepers from the academy to senior football.

Speaking after his appointment, Ljungberg said: “I’m really excited by this opportunity to continue helping develop and work with some of the great young players we have coming through in the first-team environment and to work alongside Unai and his coaching team to help Arsenal win trophies.

“I’m looking forward to working in this new structure and to pass on my experience and knowledge about what is needed to succeed at this level.”

The changes come into effect from July 1.


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.