Ljungberg reveals managerial lessons from Wenger

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Freddie Ljungberg, U23s Head Coach of Arsenal gives instruction to his team during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on August 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal youth coach Freddie Ljungberg revealed the influence ex-boss Arsene Wenger has had on his approach as a manager

The former midfielder spent nine years of his playing career at Arsenal and amassed 351 appearances while winning the Premier League twice along with the FA Cup three times.

Ljungberg returned to North London in June to take charge of the U23 side after being an assistant at German club Wolfsburg last season.

However, the Swede oversaw a disappointing 6-2 defeat to League Two side Cheltenham Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.

Nevertheless, Ljungberg heeds the words of his old Arsenal coach Wenger while giving feedback to his youth squad.

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“First of all I told them, quite sternly, that that’s what happens in a game like this,” Ljungberg told Goal.

“Then I tried to explain to them a little the mistakes we’d made. But often after a game – maybe I was told by Arsene a bit – [you realise] you don’t always see the correct things on the bench.

“Before I go and point fingers at players I like to go and see the videos because there could be different angles. I like to be clear if I want to make a point to someone. I try to be calm after games and have a discussion 24-48 hours later.”

The Arsenal senior team will host Blackpool in a Carabao Cup clash at 20:45 (CEST) tonight.


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