Reiss Nelson has spoken positively about Arsenal’s new under-23s coach Freddie Ljungberg, following their 1-1 draw with an experienced Brighton side on Monday night.
Despite his side losing 6-5 in their first game of the season to Manchester City and conceding a late equaliser against the Seagulls at the Emirates, the Swede has made a good impression on the teenage attacker.
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“He’s a great coach, and I think he’s got very high standards for the young group that we have,” Nelson told Arsenal.com.
Ljungberg, who had a brief spell as Wolfsburg assistant manager whilst the German club were managed by former Arsenal Academy manager Andries Jonker, has also placed a big emphasis on pressing, according to Nelson.
“We worked on a lot of pressing from the front”, he said of the team’s new compactness.
Arsenal under-23s, who are reigning Premier League 2 champions, next face West Ham United on Friday night.