As one Swede leaves, another could arrive.
After yesterday’s news that Freddie Ljungberg is off to pursue managerial opportunities elsewhere, the Evening Standard claim today that Mikel Arteta wants to add Brentford’s Andreas Georgson to his backroom team.
The Swede joined the Bees a year ago as Head of Set Pieces and Individual Development after working his way up through the ranks at homeland side Malmo.
Arteta has already pinched one coach from the west London side since taking over at the Emirates. In December, he lured goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana to work with Sal Bibbo.
Steve Round and Albert Stuivenberg will continue to be Arteta’s assistants this season but the boss has been open about wanting to add new faces.
Georgson’s set piece specialism certainly makes him an intriguing choice. Even the most casual observer knows we’re pretty ropey when it comes to defending corners and free-kicks, so focusing on fixing that issue makes sense.