Arsenal have appointed Freddie Ljungberg as hhead coach of the Under-23 side, the club have announced.
The Gunners hero, who spent nine years (1998-2007) as an Arsenal man, played more than 200 matches for the Gunners and won the Premier League twice.
The 41-year-old left the club to assist Andries Jonker at German club Wolfsburg in 2017, having previously coached Arsenal U15’s and assisted their U19 side in the UEFA Youth League during the 2016/17 season.
Following the appointment of Per Mertesacker as the head of the club’s academy following his retirement at the end of last season and with Jens Lehmann returning to the club as a first-team coach last summer, Ljungberg becomes the latest club favourite to take up a role working behind the scenes.
“I’m delighted to be returning to the club,” Ljungberg, 41, said. “Arsenal has always been a special place for me and I’m really excited at this opportunity to work with our under-23 team.
“I look forward to working with the talented young players we have at the club. I know many of them well and will work hard to help them continue developing and become the best players and people they can be.”