Freddie Ljungberg is at the wheel

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Hunta, Jun 4, 2019.

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  1. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Would actually be a decent project if they do it right. I'm all for blooding the youth if there is a real plan behind it with goals set in place.
  2. arsenefc

    arsenefc Obsessed With Guendouzi

    with iwobi as captain
  3. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

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  4. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    This is a very good move for us IMO.

    Ljungberg has shown an intelligence and aptitude for tactics and coaching that I didn't see coming. Have seen his U23 team in the flesh and on the lappy quite a few times this season and while he had a decent pool of talent at points, the work he did with several individuals as well as the collective was noticeable and impressive.

    There was a structure to the build up but it was heavily predicated on movement and positioning as well as technique. Something sorely lacking in the first team currently. He used the pacy players very well, and increased their use of that pace by improving their movement off the ball - Saka and Amaechi most notably. A number of players had an easier time of passing because of the way moves were structured - Sheaf, Gilmour, Willock, Olayinka and others enjoyed strong seasons due to this. If there was a criticism I had, it was that the defense took an awful long time to get used to his tactics and conceded a lot during the middle part of the season, but once they did, we looked a lot more solid - particularly Danny Ballard, a centre-back who's making a case for himself as our most underrated prospect.

    I also think it might be a good move giving Bould the U23 role. Let's not forget that the 2009 Youth Cup+U18PL winning team was managed by Bould. It may just be the best use of his coaching.

    Ljungberg promotion could see a small handful of players being given opportunities. Willock, Saka and Amaechi are just some that experienced a steep improvement under Ljungberg's tutelage. Could see more.
  5. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    What does Bould even do! He's been with us for about the same length of time as our defence has been sh1t. There must be a connection!
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  6. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    They lost Balotelli, Seri and Alassane Plea, doing nothing to replace them.

    What Vieira did was form a solid defensive team. They were Arsenalesque the previous season, giving up 52 goals. This season they matched PSG's total with 35 goals allowed (only Lille gave up less).

    I'd love to see him manage Arsenal someday myself.
  7. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Hey, he played for the Seattle Sounders! :p
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  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Looks like we'll definitely be promoting some youth players this year then! About time!
  9. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Vierra no 1, Arteta and iPad his assistant . . . dream team.
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  10. BaZZe

    BaZZe Bitterswede

    Nice to see Fredde getting rewarded for his good work woth the academy.
  11. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

  12. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    Who the girl in your avatar bruh? Bmt beautiful.
  13. BaZZe

    BaZZe Bitterswede

    It's our very own Ms. Arsenal Leah Williamson, CB for our women's team.
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  14. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    This is fantastic news, I hope this was done to best make use of our academy, Ljunberg can hopefully fast track some players into the first team. Might stop Amaechi from leaving maybe ? Let’s see
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  15. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    She is a stunnah alrite.
  16. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Tier 1 Height

  17. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

  18. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    It's official

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  19. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    That whole piece is very, very promising.

    Looks like there’s a clear pathway now, just need a coach in place who’ll give these lads a chance rather than playing players who have no future here.
  20. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    Im liking this new youth project.
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