Ian Wright tells Mikel Arteta he has to keep Freddie Ljungberg as part of his Arsenal coaching staff

first_imgFreddie Ljungberg has won just one of his five matches in charge of Arsenal (Picture: Sky Sports)‘He took the pressure off, he took everything that came with the pressure of managing Arsenal and his legacy which was on the line if he carried on the way it was going on.‘But he still was his own man. He came out and called them out saying something has to be done and you can’t leave me hanging like this.‘Nobody knows the young players better than Freddie. I’m sure Mikel will come in and be delighted Freddie is still there.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘What you want is that kind of continuity, especially for the young guys. You can see how much they loved him when things were going right.‘We need that guy in there. He’s an invincible as well. He’s one of our greats. We have to back Freddie at all costs.’Should Arteta keep Ljungberg as part of his coaching staff?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta joked about Arsenal defence while Manchester City coach and highlighted huge weaknessMORE: Arsene Wenger questions Arsenal board as he compares his former club to Liverpool Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link415Shares Advertisement Mikel Arteta is expected to be confirmed as Arsenal’s new head coach (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has implored Mikel Arteta to find a place for Freddie Ljungberg in his backroom team once he is confirmed as Arsenal’s new head coach.Ljungberg was asked to hold the fort on an interim basis following the sacking of Unai Emery last month, but the club legend has been unable to stop the rot, winning just one of his five matches at the helm.The 42-year-old was promoted to Emery’s senior coaching staff in the summer having impressed as head coach of the Under-23s last season, playing a key role in the development of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock, all of whom have made an impact at first team level this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta, meanwhile, is keen on bringing Sam Fagbemi with him from Manchester City, but former Arsenal striker Wright believes it is essential that Ljungberg be kept on in some capacity.ADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘Absolutely [he should be kept on]. We have to protect Freddie at all costs. He wasn’t there trying to suck up to get the job. He knows the club. You cant buy him. Ian Wright tells Mikel Arteta he has to keep Freddie Ljungberg as part of his Arsenal coaching staff Advertisementlast_img

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