Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg, could be about to be offered the youth coaching role vacated by Thierry Henry and turned down by Tony Adams.

Ljungberg has been coaching the Arsenal u15s since January with an increased presence among the older lads recently on pre-season.

The Times are now reporting that the 39-year-old is favourite to take over Henry’s former role at London Colney.

Henry gave up his position in order to pursue his career in punditry for Sky Sports. Arsene Wenger was understandably uncomfortable with the Invincible working for us during the week, only to very publicly criticise us at the weekend. It was something that always unsettled me as a fan so I can’t even imagine how the boss felt.

The former player made his decision and chose TV over his beloved club, which, to be honest, still irks me.

Ljungberg is a completely different kettle of fish. He doesn’t appear to crave a career in front of the cameras and has instead been quietly working his way up. His dedication and loyalty may therefore be reward with a promotion, which would be brilliant to see.

Although it’s by no means set in stone, it does make sense, especially considering he was helping the squad out on pre-season at San Jose University.