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Arsenal hero confirms return in coaching role with youth academy

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has revealed that he is set to return to the Premier League giants in a coaching capacity.

The former Swedish international won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his playing spell with the Gunners, as he spent nine years at Highbury after signing in a £3m deal from Halmstads in 1998.

Having completed his coaching badges, it appears as though he is set for a return to north London as he revealed on Twitter that he would be coaching the Under-15s at the club.

With Arsenal currently top of the Premier League table with a two-point cushion over nearest rivals Leicester City, Ljungberg’s return coupled with Thierry Henry’s presence at the club could be another useful boost for Wenger in the coming months.

With the ‘Invisibles’ influence evident at the club’s training ground, it remains to be seen how they can help the senior side simultaneously, even though the Swede’s immediate focus will be on helping the youth players go through the academy and break into Wenger’s set-up should the French tactician still be in the job in the coming years.

Nevertheless, having missed out on bringing Patrick Vieira back to the club, Gunners fans will undoubtedly be delighted with the return of another former hero to join their coaching ranks.

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