Arsenal: Promoting Freddie Ljungberg to the first-team backroom staff would be smart

Arsenal: Promoting Freddie Ljungberg to the first-team backroom staff would be smart

Sometimes bringing in a familiar face could be an astute piece of business and Arsenal could be the latest club to find that out.

With all things considered, Unai Emery has done reasonably well with the Gunners in his first season in charge, however, there will be pressure on him to deliver the Europa League next week and improve on things as a whole next year.

Steve Bould has been the Spaniard’s right-hand man during his first campaign and it could be argued that he could not have been a better person to learn from about the club and the task at hand.

But, it would seem the same problems still exist in north London following Arsene Wenger’s departure last summer.

The defence is still rather shambolic and embarrassing to say the least. For a club competing for a place in the top-four, conceding 51 goals is hardly good enough.

And, it seems that a change could be on the horizon within the backroom staff, with Football.London claiming Freddie Ljungberg could be promoted up the ranks.

A legendary figure, the Swede has been working with Arsenal’s Under-23s this past year and has helped guide them to a second-place finish behind Everton in their developmental league.

What has caught the eye of many is the way of play that Ljungberg has set his players up with, whilst he has seen a number of bright prospects continue to knock on Emery’s door for a potential first-team opportunity.

Not many will have the experience and knowledge that he has of Arsenal and that is something that the current boss could look to use in his backroom staff, whilst there would still be a link between him and how well the academy players are coming through as he knows how well those men have been developing.

If the Gunners look to move on, or partner Bould with someone else, then promoting Ljungberg could be considered a piece of smart business.

Arsenal fans, would you like to see Ljungberg in the first-team coaching set-up? Let us know below!

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