Former Arsenal Star Ljungberg Slams Trophyless Stars

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‘Invincible’ midfielder disgusted at players celebrating fourth place.

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Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has slammed the club’s current crop of players for celebrating reaching fourth place and has insisted that they should be disappointed instead after failing to end their trophy drought, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The former Swedish international was a part of the 2003/04 ‘invincibles’ side that stormed the to the title completely unbeaten as well as playing in over 300 games for the club, picking up two league titles and three FA Cup victories along the way.

And he has insisted that the players shouldn’t be celebrating the end of a trophyless season.

“I’m not too happy that they celebrated. How I see the club is different, I’m from the old school and Pat Rice said to me if you don’t win a trophy every year it is a big failure,” he said.

“It’s a bit different now and they have all the debt from the new stadium and we will have to see what happens this summer – hopefully they will have a better team next year.”

He has urged Arsene Wenger to splash the cash this summer in an effort to end the drought and reclaim their place as on of the best clubs in the country.

“I think they have the foundations, but maybe they need to get some very good players to spice it up a little bit.

“It’s hard for any team if you let your best players go every year. It’s not even possible to compete to win then and Arsène Wenger has done really well with the squad he has.”


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