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Ljungberg loving Arsenal under-23 coaching role

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 August 2018

Freddie Ljungberg of Arsenal on the touchline during AFC Hornchurch vs Arsenal Under-23, Friendly Match Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 31st July 2018

Freddie Ljungberg of Arsenal on the touchline during AFC Hornchurch vs Arsenal Under-23, Friendly Match Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 31st July 2018

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Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg is loving his new role as head coach of the Arsenal under-23s, writes Lee Power.

Jordi Osei-Tutu of Arsenal and Kenzer Lee of Hornchurch during AFC Hornchurch vs Arsenal Under-23, Friendly Match Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 31st July 2018Jordi Osei-Tutu of Arsenal and Kenzer Lee of Hornchurch during AFC Hornchurch vs Arsenal Under-23, Friendly Match Football at Hornchurch Stadium on 31st July 2018

A two-time Premier League title winner as a player at the club, the Swedish international returned in the summer to take up the post.

And he saw his young charges claim a 3-0 win at non-league Hornchurch in midweek, after the 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe had impressed for Unai Emery’s first team in Singapore.

He said: “I love being a coach, love coaching. I think it’s great. I love to see the players hopefully get better. For me it’s very good.

“The whole point for us is developing, it’s not the league table. It’s getting the players to train with the first team and stick with the first team, that is our job.

“It’s great when they get that opportunity, maybe they will come back to us after they are done with pre-season, it’s a great bite for them to do that, to know what is needed from them to stay with the first team.”

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