Ainsley Maitland-Niles explains how Arsenal assistant Freddie Ljungberg has helped develop his game

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is full of praise for Freddie Ljungberg’s training methods and believes that Arsenal’s assistant first-team coach has improved the attacking side of his game.

Following a coaching reshuffle at the Emirates over the summer, Ljungberg was promoted into a prominent position in Unai Emery’s coaching team with Steve Bould replacing him as U23 manager.

Ljungberg, an important member of Arsenal’s Invincibles side in 2003-04, has reportedly impressed in his new role and is being tipped as a potential successor to Emery should the Spaniard leave at the end of his contract in 2021.