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5 Arsenal legends that could potentially replace Arsene Wenger - are they worthy candidates?

Mark Pitman
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Modified 02 Mar 2018, 19:45 IST
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#4 Freddie Ljungberg

Fredik Ljungberg
Freddie Ljungberg was a popular figure during his time at Arsenal

Something of a left-field option but certainly one worth discussing is former Sweden star Freddie Ljunberg. A nomadic playing career took him around the world, but it was at Arsenal that he made his name, and he remains a popular figure at the Emirates Stadium for his contribution to the cause.

Although Ljungberg created something of an unfair reputation for himself as he combined his playing career with modelling shoots, and he is remembered more by the casual observer for his hair rather than his feet, But Ljungberg has worked at developing a coaching career for himself since his retirement, and was recently assistant manager at VfL Wolfsburg.

Is Ljungberg ready for the immense task of replacing Wenger at Arsenal? Basically, no.

But he is a figure that could have a role to play alongside the Frenchman's successor as he looks to make his mark in management. He has also worked within the academy at the club and would have an immediate connection with the young players coming through the ranks.

Although Ljungberg is an unlikely and uninspiring choice, he represents an alternative thought process for those responsible for making the final decision on who will replace Wenger.

Many players have come through the ranks at the club under Wenger with varying levels of success, and many are now developing their own career in coaching. Maybe an alternative option is just what the club need for what will be a very new and different era.

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Published 02 Mar 2018, 19:45 IST
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