Arsenal confirms Freddie Ljungberg will work with Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium

Spread the love

Former Arsenal interim coach Freddie Ljungberg will be assisting new head coach Mikel Arteta as part of the coaching staff at the Emirates Stadium according to the club’s confirmation on Tuesday.

Ljungberg took over the Gunnars job as a caretaker following the exit of Unai Emery last month. The Swede at taking over the club only won one of his five Premier League games on an interim basis. Including the recent 0-0 draw away at Everton while the appointed Arteta watched from the stands.

The two held talks after the game at Goodison Park and Arteta disclosed on Monday that the caretaker still remains with the club. He would be staying the club as part of the new coaching staff alongside Albert Stuivenberg and Steve Round.

Meanwhile, the Gunners reveals appointing Stuivenberg and Round, with goalkeeping trainer, Inaki Cana Pavon joining from Brentford.



New manager Arteta, however, shows appreciation to the set of coaches, believing it is a combination of great experiences and fresh minds.

The Spaniard also shower praise on his existing players at the club and promise to get them back to winning ways. 

Arteta said ”I am delighted to have this talented group of coaches alongside me. They bring a great mix of experience and fresh thinking.

“Along with the talented people we have in the club already, they will be key people to get us back to winning ways.” 



Though, Stuivenberg worked in the Premier League at Old Trafford during the reign of Louis van Gaal as Machester United head coach.

And the Dutchman is also an assistant to Wales boss and former United player Ryan Giggs. He will engage this assisting role at Arsenal until after Euro 2020.



On the other hand, Round has served as a coach at Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Everton, and the England national team. While he also had a moment as director of football at Aston Villa.

Besides, the 37-year-old Arteta is Arsenal’s youngest manager since the appointment of the 34-year-old Terry Neill in 1976. 

Arsenal will visit Bournemouth on Boxing day before welcoming the fourth-place Chelsea next, to round off the year.