Freddie Ljungberg has revealed that he will not be completely out of the picture at Arsenal after Mikel Arteta formally took his job as manager on Friday.

After a frustrating 2-1 loss to Frankfurt at home in the Europa League in late November, the Gunners chose to bring an end to Unai Emery’s reign at the club, amid mini protests from the fans.

Following the exit of the Spaniard, Arsenal decided to name Freddie Ljungberg as the interim manager while the search for the new boss got underway.

On Friday though, the club finally made it clear to the public that a decision had been reached over who will permanently replace Emery.

Following the arrival of Mikel Arteta, Ljungberg has inevitably lost his role as interim manager, and with many wondering what will be next for the Swede, he has clarified things via social media.

According to the ex-Arsenal winger, he will remain at the club to ‘work with Arteta’s staff’ following the Spaniard’s take over.

It now appears as though Ljungberg will be part of the new coaching staff at the club as the Gunners pursue a return to the Champions League.


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