‘Happy to help’: Arsene Wenger sends Arsenal message to Freddie Ljungberg
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger offers Freddie Ljungberg advice and support
Arsene Wenger says he is “happy to help” if Freddie Ljungberg needs any assistance following his appointment as Arsenal caretaker manager.
The Swedish legend was appointed as Unai Emery’s interim replacement last week after Arsenal decided to sack the Spaniard following their worst top-flight run since 1992.
Ljungberg had two days to work with the Arsenal senior squad before the Gunners faced promoted side Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Premier League on Sunday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a 2-2 draw with Norwich City as Arsenal paid the price for sloppy defending to drop more points in the top-four race.
The Arsenal caretaker manager will be targeting his first Premier League victory when the Gunners host Brighton and Hove Albion at The Emirates on Thursday night.
Ljungberg’s former Gunners manager Wenger has offered his services to the former Sweden international should he need any advice or help at the north London side.
“I do not want to comment too much on Arsenal. My heart is with the club and I want them to do well,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“I wish Freddie well. He is fantastically committed. He has been doing his job for a long time and he has got an opportunity.
“What we want in life is an opportunity. They should get him to work with his ideas and support him.
“I am always happy to help my former players and my former club. I will always be available.”
Wenger parted company with Arsenal at the end of the 2017-18 season after he was unable to steer the Gunners back into the top four.
The Frenchman is one of their most successful managers of all times following a haul of three Premier League titles and eight FA Cups.
Arsenal have failed to qualify for the Champions League in the last three seasons.