Freddie Ljungberg Reveals His Admiration For Unai Emery

Freddie Ljungberg has revealed his relationship with Arsenal manager Unai Emery. Ljungberg followed the footsteps of Unai Emery and joined the club as the manager of the U23 side.

The former Gunners player is determined to make his mark as the reserves manager. Former manager Arsene Wenger brought the player to the Emirates and the former Swedish international almost spent a decade with the North Londoners racking up over 200 appearances.

This is not the first time Ljungberg managing a team. The 41 year old had the experience of assisting Andries Jonker at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg and also had managed the Gunners U15 time for a brief period.

On being asked about his relation with the senior manager the Swedish answered positively, “We speak every week.

“We talk about players, about what we’re thinking. He’s very open, which helps me a lot.

“Of course I have my own way of how I want to play and he never tells me how to do that. But we’re quite similar regardless. I just want to prepare them so they’re ready when they go up to his training.

“He’s an open manager and a nice, respectful man. He always asks how they’re doing. We had a few staff from Arsenal here [at the Coventry game] to look at them, it feels great for me that there’s interest from above.”

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