Arsene Wenger is ready to replace departed Thierry Henry with Freddie Ljungberg as part of Arsenal’s under-18 coaching staff, according to reports.
Henry fell out with Wenger after the legend criticised the north London club in his job as a pundit for Sky Sports, leading to the Gunners boss asking him to quit his role on TV if he wanted to remain as part of the coaching set-up.
However, the Gunners’ all-time leading goalscorer declined and has now left his position at the Emirates Stadium ahead of the new Premier League season.
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The Times claims that Ljungberg is now the favourite to assist Kwame Ampadu in the under-18s after impressing with the under-15 age group previously.
Patrick Vieira – who manages Major League Soccer side New York City FC – and Mikel Arteta have now taken up coaching roles elsewhere and Wenger is often criticised for not providing opportunities for former players.