He returned to the club in an ambassadorial role in 2013 and after a brief spell on the coaching staff at VfL Wolfsburg in 2017 he rejoined the Gunners in 2018 as Under-23 coach, before being promoted to first-team assistant coach in June. I felt excited because I feel we have some very good football players here and it is a great club.
"I want the club to go, right it will take three or four years, Patrick Vieira, bringing people and make it old Arsenal".
"Its a great honour and that´s what I said to the players - ´you guys do the job and I´ll try to help and support you´".
"I was proud, honoured that they trusted me to do it and deliver that".
Ljungberg also prefers to play out from the back, as Emery also did, but he also prefers his teams to press high up the pitch, the way most modern, successful sides do these days.
"This poor run has seen them slip to eighth in the table and they have not won an away league game since the opening weekend of the season at St James' Park". We haven't had some results and that's what we've got to try to address.
Whoever occupies the vacancy should not expect that the club's ambitions for the season will be more contiguous due to their hard start, as Kroenke - the son of Stan club owner - still feels they can achieve their goals. "That's what I'm focusing on and then we'll see in the future". "I'm like you, I read, I look, I hear things, and that's it".
"There was a bit of a unusual [atmosphere]. the players have had a coach for a long time, a good coach, and other coaching staff who have disappeared", the former Sweden global, who had a short spell as assistant boss at Wolfsburg in 2017, said. "Now it is up the players to respond and that Freddie's message gets through to them well".