Arsenal have confirmed that Freddie Ljungberg is renewing his ties with the Gunners by taking on an ambassadorial role.
The Swede, whose ball control was as legendary at Highbury as it was on Calvin Klein billboards, secured fan favourite status across the globe during his successful nine-year stint in North London and will help promote the pre-season tour of the Far East.
Since leaving the Emirates in 2007 Freddie’s oiled abs and torso have been on a global tour of Phileas Fogg proportions with a short spell at West Ham followed by game time for both Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire in America’s MLS, Celtic in the Scottish SPL and even for Shimizu S-Pulse in Japan’s J-League.
Naturally given his international popularity (and cut glass cheekbones) he makes a very marketable choice ahead of a first team trip which without doubt puts pounds before push-ups.
Reflecting on his new role with Arsenal, the former ‘Invincible’ told Arsenal.com:
“I’m honoured to take on this ambassadorial role. The Club has a special place in my heart as everyone knows and I’m looking forward to helping the Club grow.”
Welcome back Freddie. As a special treat, check out the video below featuring all Freddie’s Arsenal goals. Oh how he timed those runs…