Arsenal have refused to comment on speculation connecting Freddie Ljungberg with a return to the club.
Reports have suggested that the Swedish midfielder could join the Gunners on loan from Seattle Sounders in the winter transfer window.
Ljungberg will be looking to maintain his fitness during the Major League Soccer off-season and is thought to be keen to push through a deal.
Arsene Wenger may be willing to let the 32-year-old train with the rest of his squad and is expected to hold talks with his former player.
An Arsenal spokesman told Fotbollskanalen: “We don’t comment on speculation.
“When and if a deal will happen is something we would confirm when it happens.
Ljungberg’s agent Claes Elefalk says his client has travelled to England, adding: “All I can say is that Fredrik is in London.” (Sky Sports)
There is no doubting the impact and success the Swede had at the club during his nine year spell at the club which came to an end two years ago and is now playing his football at Seattle Sounders where he has done very well but surely it’s unlikely Arsene would consider bringing the attacking midfielder back to the club?
The idea that Freddie may come back to stay fit by training with the club holds water as David Beckham did likewise but not sure that the Gunners boss would turn to a 32 year old who has been plying his trade in the relatively low standard football of the MLS as a stop gap solution. Such a move would probably have a negative impact on those who may be ignored for the player should he indeed return.
Better to remember Ljungberg for the 300+ plus appearances he managed for the club rather than considering this deal.