Note to Freddie Ljungberg – you will be remembered fondly by all Arsenal fans, try not to ruin it by making such bitter comments.
So the Swede’s left for West Ham, for what probably consists of a couple of million upfront, plus a lightening of the wage bill. In truth, he probably knows his standards have slipped over the past couple of seasons, and for all his talk of Arsenal’s lack of ambition, the reality is that the club needs to move on now. At 30, with his body creaking badly, he isn’t going to get any better.
That’s not to say it isn’t a sad day though. He’s provided us with an array of wonderful memories, and genuinely seemed to care about the club. He had big game mentality, fighting spirit, and it is perhaps this that drove him to make the comments, if only to not accept he’s a beaten man. Good luck to him, I won’t be holding it against him.
He could hardly have started his Arsenal career better, scoring against the only real rivals we had at the time:
And then, his wonderful cup final goal against Chelsea
There are many more, but these two always stick out for me. Good luck Freddie, and thanks.