According to David Ornstein, Freddie Ljungberg has left the club.
? Breaking: Freddie Ljungberg leaves Arsenal, deciding to pursue management career. No job lined up but seen as best for all sides that he’s free when options arise. Swede made a big impression at #AFC. Arteta is seeking additions to staff @TheAthleticUKhttps://t.co/3dgkpSA4Z5
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 22, 2020
The Swede was our interim head coach for a period this season after the dismissal of Unai Emery, and was part of Mikel Arteta’s coaching team after the appointment of the Spaniard.
While he was fully involved in training, on match-days he wasn’t part of the coaching staff on the bench, instead he observed from the stands, providing feedback, particularly after games.
Earlier this month, he was linked with the vacant manager’s job at Swedish side AIK, and has made no secret of the fact that he wants a managerial job of his own.
It’s his second departure from a coaching role, having departed previously to work with former Academy Head Andries Jonker at Wolfsburg. He was brought back by Per Mertesacker to take charge of the U23s which he did with great effect, before swapping jobs with Steve Bould to become part of Unai Emery’s coaching team.
As yet the club have yet to make a statement, and we’re sure all Arsenal fans will wish Freddie the best of luck wherever he goes.