FREDDIE LJUNBERG failed to see eye-to-eye with ex-Arsenal manager Unai Emery over tactics that bored fans, according to reports.
Ljungberg was promoted to the Spaniard’s No 2 this season after impressing with the club’s Under-23s, with Arsenal’s young players hailing his influence.
And the Athletic claim the 42-year-old privately conceded he did not agree with many of Emery’s tactical decisions.
Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery faced numerous criticisms from senior figures at Arsenal over his insistence on playing out from the back.
Fans held out signs reading: “No Tactics. No Formation. Nowhere to Hide” during the Spaniard’s final game in charge.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan also declared that Emery’s tactics were the reason for his lack of goals and assists during a short stint in north London.
While Ljungberg would reportedly with the Armenian, he fielded an Arsenal XI akin to what Emery likely would have in the 2-2 draw with Norwich.
The former winger also agreed with his former boss on Nicolas Pepe, after he benched the club-record signing for the Carrow Road stalemate for failing to impress in training.
Ljungberg will be hoping to earn his first win as boss when the Gunners host struggling Brighton in his first home match in charge on Thursday.
And speaking to Sky Sports, another of his former managers in Arsene Wenger made an offer to help.
The legendary Frenchman said: “I do not want to comment too much on Arsenal. My heart is with the club and I want them to do well.
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“I wish Freddie well. He is fantastically committed. He has been doing his job for a long time and he has got an opportunity.
“What we want in life is an opportunity. They should get him to work with his ideas and support him.
“I am always happy to help my former players and my former club. I will always be available.”
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