From mohican to main man: How Freddie Ljungberg became Arsenal’s interim manager… 21 years after starting his love affair with the club
- Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed interim manager
- The Swede became a firm fan favourite after joining Arsenal in September 1998
- In 326 appearances, he won five major trophies under ex-boss Arsene Wenger
- He was also part of the Gunners’ all-conquering Invincibles side of 2004
In September 1998, the 21-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal, sparking a love affair that endures to this day. He famously sported a mohican among a number of extravagant hairstyles and became a firm fan favourite. In 326 appearances, he won five major trophies and was part of their all-conquering Invincibles side of 2004.
But injuries plagued his career and in the summer of 2007 Ljungberg moved across London to West Ham.
Freddie Ljungberg became a firm fan favourite at Arsenal, winning…