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Freddie Ljungberg returns to Arsenal

The Gunners legend is rejoining the club in a coaching capacity for the U-15s.

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Arsenal legend and hair icon Fredrik Ljungberg is a Gunner once again. If your initial thought is: "we're *that* desperate to sign players, we brought Freddie back? Isn't Bob Pires already here?", do not fret. The 38 year-old winger isn't coming out of retirement, he'll be coaching Arsenal's U-15s.

With this move, Arsene Wenger continues his recent trend of allowing Invincibles to mold the next generation of Arsenal talent, as the Swede joins his former teammate Thierry Henry in the Arsenal youth coaching ranks. Like Henry, Ljungberg wants to get his coaching license.

From the limited interviews given by youth players, it appears Henry has been a hit as a coach. Arsenal's exciting striker prospects Donyell Malen, Stephy Mavididi, and Edward Nketiah have all had massive seasons. Like Henry, Ljungberg will be assisting the youth and will not be given the reins to their development. I can only see this move as being a good thing for our youth and a good thing for the club.

Welcome back to Arsenal, Freddie!