BBC journalist David Ornstein is usually highly reliable when it comes to Arsenal transfer news, but it seems this time he’s way off the mark for a change.
Over the weekend, Ornstein confirmed on his Twitter account that Arsenal had completed a deal for Freddie Ljungberg in a coaching capacity but now the latest reports say that the Swede has denied he set to return to Arsenal this summer.
When speaking to Swedish TV, Ljungberg said: “It’s clear that it’s fun when people talk and think you’re good at something, but there is no such discussion…”
However, the 41-year-old also said the news about him moving to Arsenal is the first time he has heard of it, the reporter said: “Have you not heard of the report?” and he replied by saying, “No, you told me…”
The report also said: “The deal is not available?” and Freddie replied in one word: “No.”
It would have been nice to see Freddie coaching the youth team alongside Per Mertesacker, but it now seems like this particular combo won’t be happening.
Ljungberg played for Arsenal for over nine years, lifting several trophies including the Premier League twice, three FA Cups and a Community Shield.
Arsenal are still on the look-out for a new manager, since Sir Wenger announced he last month that will be leaving the club in the coming days.