Arsenal name Ljungberg as Emery’s new assistant

Freddie Ljungberg Unai Emery Steve Bould

Freddie Ljungberg Unai Emery Steve Bould

It is not always about how good a player is, it is also about can he handle the big stage and all that comes with it and that is why Llungberg is the best man for the job, if that is the road Arsenal are now going down.

Although, not on the scale of last season, of course. The Spanish boss succeeded the legendary Arsene Wenger who spent 22 long years at the North London club winning several major honors including seven FA Cups and three Premier League titles during his reign.

The Gunners had some progress, too, as Emery guided them once place high in the Premier League (fifth) and to the Europa League final.

But Emery is reportedly convinced he's the kind of long-term signing that can change Arsenal's fotunes for many seasons to come.

William Saliba is no doubt a highly rated defender but the need of the hour for Arsenal is to get back into the Champions League.

"Freddie Ljungberg, who now leads our under-23s, will become assistant first-team coach".

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Arsenal have announced a number of changes to their coaching staff, with Freddie Ljungberg promoted to First Team Assistant and Steve Bould named Under-23s manager.

Taking his role? The current under-23s manager, Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg.

The idea is to create a "transition team" that eases the progress of youth players to the first team.

Bould, meanwhile, is to take up a role in the Academy, which he ran for 11 years before becoming Wenger's assistant manager in 2012.

Many Arsenal fans have been asking for a shake-up like this for quite a while and now they've gotten their wish.

I think he represents a direction in which Arsenal need to move into, bringing in talented young players that will reignite the spark that the Gunners once had but have unfortunately seen disappear over the last decade.

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