Saka Bids Farewell To Outgoing Arsenal Assistant Coach

Arsenal assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg talks to Bukayo Saka during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2019.

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has paid tribute to outgoing Gunners assistant head coach Karl Freddie Ljungberg.

Ljungberg announced he will leave the Emirates on Saturday.

The 43-year-old Gunners Legend was part of the coaching staff in north London and briefly held the position of interim manager earlier this season.

The Swede has been credited with influencing Arsenal’s current crop of youngsters, some of whom have flourished in recent months.

Saka has been one of those to benefit from Ljungberg’s efforts and has thanked him as he departs.

He said: “Freddie has given us all so much valuable advice and support. He’s a fantastic coach and someone we all look up to.

“I’m just so grateful that I’ve been able to work alongside and learn directly from someone like him at this early part of my career.”

During his short spell as Arsenal interim manager Ljungberg was in charge for six games but won just the once – a 3-1 success at West Ham – with three draws and two losses.

Mikel Arteta was appointed as Arsenal’s permanent boss in December 2019 and has already delivered the FA Cup.

The Swede is now looking to pursue a career as a No 1 having had a taste for it at the Emirates.

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