Arsenal fans delighted as Freddie Ljungberg promoted to Unai Emery’s assistant

With the summer budget seemingly limited to just £40m this summer, Arsenal will have to look to their academy more than ever.

Big signings are unlikely to be the case, with Unai Emery certainly needing to dip into the Gunners’ youth sides for some players to step up to the plate next season.

With many of the big Premier League sides struggling to get their highly-rated youngsters into the first-team step-up on a consistent basis, news of Arsenal promoting U23s manager Freddie Ljungberg to becoming Emery’s assistant has certainly gone down well.

Many fans of the north London side took to Twitter to reveal their delight at the former ‘Invincible’ being given a new role with the senior team, and felt that the progression from the academy may have just been made a lot smoother.

Gunners supporters seemed to be encouraged by the decision to give Ljungberg a new role after his impressive work with the U23s, and also revealed their intrigue at seeing Steve Bould go back to coaching the academy sides.

With the club enjoying a golden period of talented youngsters coming through like Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah, many seemed excited for the side’s future and felt there were great things to come at the Emirates.

Check out some of the delighted reaction of Arsenal fans below:

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