Bukayo Saka, whose both parents are Nigerians, has thanked Freddie Ljungberg for all his efforts in helping him reach the Gunners’ first team following the exit of the former midfielder and first-team assistant coach from Arsenal.
Talksports reports that It was announced on Saturday that Ljungberg would be stepping down from his role on Mikel Arteta’s coaching staff.
He said: “Freddie has given us all so much valuable advice and support. He’s a fantastic coach and someone we all look up to.
“I’m just so grateful that I’ve been able to work alongside and learn directly from someone like him at this early part of my career.”
The former Gunners winger returned to the club in 2018 after spending two seasons as assistant manager of Wolfsburg.
Ljungberg had coached the Arsenal U15 and U23 squads before moving to Germany.
The 43-year-old said: “I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience,” he said.