Freddie Ljungberg will remain on the coaching staff at Arsenal after they appoint Mikel Arteta as head coach, according to reports.
As things stand, Arsenal are yet to announce they’re appointing Mikel Arteta as their new long-term head coach, replacing interim boss Freddie Ljungberg. However, all the reports suggest it’s just a matter of time now.
This would bring an end to Ljungberg’s brief spell, managing five games in all competitions.
Reports on social media suggest Ljungberg is set to stay though. Arsenal and Arteta still need to finalise the details of his role, but they aren’t forcing him out.
Things didn’t exactly go as planned for Freddie as head coach, but he still had a couple of successes.
Firstly, he finally got Arsenal their first win in two months, 3-1 against West Ham. Then, he saw them top their Europa League group, albeit with a draw.
The scale of the task was too much for Ljungberg really, taking over after so many winless games without even being able to appoint coaching staff alongside him. All he got for help was academy manager Per Mertesacker with zero coaching experience.
Arsenal need to back Arteta more fully in his permanent appointment. Having Ljungberg join him on the staff is a start.