Freddie Ljungberg has told the BBC that the first result he looks for each weekend is that of Arsenal, but he’s worried that the currrent squad might not have the depth to compete properly for the title.
In a wide-ranging interview, which covers his modelling career and whether or not he follows Joey Barton on Twitter (“Absolutely not”), the formerly red-haired rampager admits he’s always hopeful that Arsenal can return to trophy-winning ways but, like many, he has his doubts.
“I hope they can challenge for the title this season,” he said. “They have talent but my worry is that you need a big squad to win the Premier League. When the winter months kick-in with a lot of games, and you need to rotate, you need your squad players to be just as good as your starting XI.”
An interesting point but when you consider Arsenal’s ‘squad’ players in the era he was winning things included Igors Stepanovs, Stefan Malz and Jeremie Aliaididiadiadiadiere, but perhaps the overall quality of the main squad made up for that. A squad which included Dennis Bergkamp, the man Ljungberg says is the best he ever played with.
“He had so much talent and ability but he never showboated it. He did it for the team. He never felt the need to show that he could do this or that for the fans. That’s something I really respected – he always wanted the best for the team.”
Freddie also spoke about the insane lunatic retards who pretend to be other people on Twitter with their sad, desperate empty lives.
“I’m not a big user of Twitter but my problem is that there are a lot of people using my name and communicating with former team-mates of mine.
“I got a lot of calls once after a story on Twitter that said I had agreed to be the manager of Arsenal! I was like, ‘no, no, no’. ”
Yet we live in a world where people still think that Emmanuel Eboue account is real so what can you do?
Check out the full interview here.