Arsenal youngsters to play bigger role in first team with Freddie Ljungberg set for senior job

Freddie Ljungberg is set to be handed a prominent role within Arsenal’s first-team setup as the club look to improve the pathway between the academy and the seniors.

The 42-year-old former midfielder re-joined the Gunners in a coaching capacity last summer to head up the Under 23s but is currently finalising the parameters of a new position which will see him advise head coach Unai Emery on the best young talent at the club.

 Arsenal have a modest £40million summer transfer budget this summer and are therefore keen to promote players internally if possible. Ljungberg’s knowledge of the youth teams is considered a valuable asset and he will look to help integrate several youngsters into the first-team squad next term. June 2019

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