Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will, of course, help Freddie Ljungberg should the Swede get in touch.
Speaking during his first press conference as Arsenal interim manager before Thurday’s match against Brighton, Ljungberg said when asked if he’d talked to the Frenchman about the job, “No (not yet), I would really like to speak to him. I’m in contact with him but I haven’t spoke to him because it’s been a bit hectic, but it’s on my list to do so.”
Wenger, who was in Belfast on Tuesday in his new role as Chief for Global Football Development, was asked about Ljungberg’s comments, and his reply was everything you’d expect from him.
“Freddie is fantastically committed,” Wenger said. “He wanted this job for a long time.
“He has an opportunity. Let’s get him to work with his ideas and support him.
“I’m always happy to help my former players and my former club. If he has that need then of course I will be available. My heart is with the club and I want them to do well.”
It’s no secret that Ljungberg wants to be Arsenal manger, a former teammate already revealed that.
According to Anders Limpar, Ljungberg told him his goal was to become head coach of Arsenal, and, in 2018 when the conversation between the pair took place, was just about to start coaching classes, alongside Thierry Henry, at the FA in Wales.
They took this specific course on the recommendation of Patrick Vieira.