Tag: Freddie Ljungberg

Freddie Ljungberg played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Swedish midfielder joined Arsenal in 1998 from Halmstads BK for £3m. Ljungberg left Arsenal for West Ham in 2007. In total, he made 328 appearances for Arsenal and scored 72 goals. Ljungberg wore the number 8 shirt for Arsenal and was a part of the Invincibles squad that won the League without losing a match. He is married to Natalie Foster. Ljungberg was born on April 16, 1977. He acted as Arsenal’s Interim Head Coach from November 2019 – December 2019.

Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at The London Stadium, in east London on December 9, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Premier League title ‘Only a matter of time’ for Arsenal say legends

Former Gunners Freddie Ljungberg and Cesc Fabregas believe Arsenal have trophies in their near future, whether they win the league this year or not.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Arsenal legend gives his opinion on Kai Havertz

Freddie Ljungberg says he doesn't care what the public opinion is on Kai Havertz, he believes the German is an important player for Arsenal.
Arsenal undefeated: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's L to R facing camera Jose Antonio Reyes,Robert Pires,Edu and Thierry Henry celebrates winning the 2003/2004 Football Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Arsenal Invincibles in talks over friendly match

Representatives of the Arsenal Invincibles are in talks over playing a friendly match in 2024 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their title win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Top 10 Arsenal midfielders under Arsene Wenger

Explore the brilliance of Arsène Wenger's top 10 midfielders at Arsenal, showcasing their pivotal role in the club's iconic playing style.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at The London Stadium, in east London on December 9, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Former Arsenal coach assesses their title chances this year

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg thinks his former team are ready to challenge for the title as the closest side to Manchester City, but they could still fall short.
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM: Birmingham's Jermaine Pennant looks pleased after his team beat Arsenal 2-1 during their Premiership match at home to Birmingham, 15 May 2005. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZA. No telcos, website uses subject to subscription of a licence with FAPL on www.faplweb.com (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

Drunk on Arsenal debut: The rise and fall of Jermaine Pennant

The rise and fall of Jermaine Pennant, a tale of unfulfilled potential, off-field issues, and a squandered talent in the world of football.
VALENCIA, SPAIN: Yunus Musah of Valencia CF passes while under pressure from Jaime Mata of Getafe CF during their LaLiga Santander match at Estadio Mestalla on September 04, 2022. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Arsenal coach admits disappointment at losing World Cup star

Jack Wilshere has confirmed that Arsenal were very disappointed to lose Yunus Musah, who is likely to start for the USA against England on Friday night.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg recommended for managerial position by Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has given his personal recommendation that could allow Freddie Ljungberg to follow in his footsteps and manage in Japan.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Freddie Ljungberg, Interim Manager of Arsenal and Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrate victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg Ozil comments set suspicious tongues wagging

Freddie Ljungberg believes there is still a place for Mesut Ozil in an Arsenal side under Mikel Arteta despite the German having been frozen out all season so are the club lying?

Freddie Ljungberg names 3 things Nicolas Pepe needs to do

Freddie Ljungberg backs Nicolas Pepe to succeed, insisting every player makes mistakes and it's not easy to adapt to the Premier League.
Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes of Losc Lille during the during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Valencia CF and Losc Lille at Estadio de Mestalla on November 5, 2019 in Valencia, Spain (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

1 out 4 in: Arsenal Gabriel deal, Dinzeyi done, Bergkamp wanted

This weekend saw Arsenal agree a deal with Gabriel, Ljungberg leave, Georgson arrive, Bergkamp rumoured, plus updates on Thiago, Salah & more
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Andreas Georgson to join Arsenal as Ljungberg leaves

Mikel Arteta has already begun talks with Andreas Georgson about joining his backroom staff after Freddie Ljungberg left Arsenal and he could already be at the club.

Freddie Ljungberg: Model, man, manager

13 years ago, a Swedish Calvin Klein model crowned a distinguished career in front of the camera with the receipt of a prestigious and much-coveted award.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm Mikel Arteta’s coaching team

Arsenal have confirmed the coaching team who will support Mikel Arteta as head coach of the club.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal points instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Torreira Napoli deal moves closer with fee between €30m and €35m

Arsenal are reportedly asking €35m for Lucas Torreira while Napoli are willing to offer €30m according to a report in Italy.
Mikel Arteta speaking to the players in training (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

What an Arsenal week! 10 hots, 5 nots feat. Aubameyang, Ozil, Arteta, Graczyk +...

It's been quite the week in Arsenal land, so let's take a look at what's hot and what's not.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Martin Keown doesn’t believe Mesut Özil is really injured

Martin Keown doesn't believe the reports on an injury to Mesut Özil, claiming the German just took himself out of the picture before Freddie Ljungberg could.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta at London Colney on December 20, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Ornstein: Arteta wants six people in his coaching team

Mikel Arteta wants six people to join his coaching team on the sidelines at Arsenal, including Steve Round, Freddie Ljungberg and Inaki Cana.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Yerry Mina of Everton tackles Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Arsenal player ratings vs Everton: Young defenders impress in drab draw

Arsenal kept a clean sheet for the first time since October 6th in a boring 0-0 draw against Everton on Saturday lunchtime.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal kicks a water bottle as he is subbed as Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg brutally honest about Mesut Ozil

Freddie Ljungberg says he wouldn't have picked Mesut Özil to travel to the Everton match even if the German had been fit.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: Malmo in contact with Ljungberg over head coach job

Malmo FF are in contact with Freddie Ljungberg over a deal to take over as their head coach, according to a report in Sweden.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta at London Colney on December 20, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Official: Arsenal announce Mikel Arteta as head coach

Arsenal have confirmed they're appointing Mikel Arteta as their new long-term head coach, replacing interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Freddie Ljungberg caretaker Arsenal coach speaks with Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal Predicted Lineup vs Everton: Lacazette benched again

Arsenal travel to Everton on Saturday, with Freddie Ljungberg set to take charge of the match regardless of the appointment of Mikel Arteta.

Arteta goodbyes, announcement & more: Top 5 Arsenal stories at 5

There's a whole lot going on at Arsenal today and not very much at all, so let's take a look at the top five stories so far today.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: Ljungberg set to remain at Arsenal alongside Arteta

Freddie Ljungberg will remain on the coaching staff at Arsenal after they appoint Mikel Arteta as head coach, according to reports.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Episode 227: Three strikes and you’re out

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen does his best Freddie impression holding the fort down by himself while Matthew's off...

Arsenal player ratings vs Manchester City: Did anyone actually play well?

Arsenal fell apart in the first half against Manchester City on Sunday to concede a 3-0 lead they never looked like coming back from.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) is substituted for Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Freddie Ljungberg explains why he took Mesut Ozil off for Emile Smith Rowe

Freddie Ljungberg took Mesut Ozil off against Manchester City and replaced him with 19-year-old Emile Smith Rowe because he wanted more energy in the side.
A supporter of China's Muslim Uighur minority holds a placard of Arsenal's Turkish origin German midfielder Mesut Ozil reading "Thanks for being our voice" past flags of East Turkestan during a demonstration at Beyazid square in Istanbul on December 14, 2019. - Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, expressed on December 14, 2019 support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

New manager imminent & more: What’s hot, what’s not in Arsenal land

Another week has passed us by, so I thought it might be an idea to try and find the hottest and worst things in Arsenal's world this week.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg: I’ve told the Arsenal board to make a decision

After Arsenal's latest defeat, interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg has publicly called on the club to make a decision about the manager's job.
LIEGE, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 12: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group F match between Standard Liege and Arsenal FC at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on December 12, 2019 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg: The fans have a right to be negative

Freddie Ljungberg says the Arsenal fans have a right to be negative, but he wants them to be with the team for the match against Manchester City.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vitality Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

3 man shortlist: Arsenal hoping to hold talks with Wolves manager next week

Arsenal are reportedly set to hold talks with Wolves's boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, next week as they look to whittle their short-list down to to just three candidates.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Hopefully in a good way: Sokratis believes Arsenal are ready to ‘explode’

When you read about an Arsenal centreback saying the team are ready to 'explode,' you should probably check what he means.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal Predicted Lineup vs Manchester City: Martinelli to start

Arsenal host Manchester City on Sunday, a difficult end to an otherwise vaguely encouraging week for Freddie Ljungberg's side.
LIEGE, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 12: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with teammate Alexandre Lacazette during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Standard Liege and Arsenal FC at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on December 12, 2019 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg: I think Saka was a bit upset with me

After Arsenal topped their Europa League group on Tuesday, Freddie Ljungberg joked that Bukayo Saka wasn't too happy with him pre-game.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (C) celebrates with teammate Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (R) after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between R. Standard de Liege and Arsenal FC at the Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Sclessin on December 12, 2019. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liege: Bukayo Saka stars as Arsenal scrape top spot

Arsenal fought back from 2-0 down to secure a draw and top their Europa League group on Thursday night, though not entirely convincingly.
LIEGE, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 12: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group F match between Standard Liege and Arsenal FC at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on December 12, 2019 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

11 things I noticed as Arsenal seal top spot in Europa League group

Arsenal sealed top spot in their group and ensured a more favourable draw for the knock-out round of the Europa League, but it was not pretty.
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Arsenal Predicted Lineup vs Standard Liege: Ljungberg to name young side

Freddie Ljungberg may have to call on a number of the young players in the Arsenal squad for the trip to Standard Liege on Thursday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Rob Holding of Arsenal celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with team mate Reiss Nelson during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forrest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg called him the ‘future of this club’: Reiss Nelson deserves a start...

Reiss Nelson turned 20 on Tuesday, and it's about time he gets another chance to start for this Arsenal team.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Arsenal at The London Stadium, in east London on December 9, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Media attempts to split Arsenal further backfires in the best way

Ahead of the game against West Ham on Monday night, a number of mainstream media outlets tried to claim that the Arsenal players were not behind Freddie Ljungberg.