According to The Times (£), Freddie Ljungberg will join Unai Emery’s first team coaching staff this summer.
The Swede rejoined Arsenal last summer following a short spell at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg and has impressed as head of the under-23s. Under his mentorship, the young Gunners came second in Premier League 2 last season.
It looks as though Freddie will be an addition to the first team set-up rather than a replacement. Steve Bould, despite reports to the contrary, is set to retain his position, or one very similar, while Spanish duo Juan Carlos Carcedo and Pablo Villanueva are also staying put.
Rumours linger that our head of performance Shad Forsythe is heading to AC Milan after he was pictured at the Italian club’s training ground. Will Ivan Gazidis get that deal done quickly or will it become a Forsythe saga? Not sorry.
Our coaching staff roster currently has 26 names on it. We wonder whether this will be a summer of tweaks or if more changes are on the horizon.