Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has opened up about his relationship with Unai Emery.
The Swede was brought to Arsenal as a player under Arsene Wenger in 1998, going on to make more than 200 appearances over nine years.
Ljungberg has now returned to the Emirates to take charge of the youth team, working closely with Unai Emery.
With both men joining in the summer they are finding their feet at the Emirates and the Swede is grateful for the help and time Emery has afforded him.
‘We speak every week,’ said Ljungberg, when describing their working relationship. ‘We talk about players, about what we’re thinking. He’s very open, which helps me a lot.
‘Of course I have my own way of how I want to play and he never tells me how to do that. But we’re quite similar regardless. I just want to prepare them so they’re ready when they go up to his training,’ he added.
Ljungberg saw his side youth side run out 3-0 victors over Coventry in midweek. Emile Smith-Rowe, Eddie Nkeitah and Joe Willock sealed the win.