Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger has insisted he is available to pass on any advice to Gunners interim manager Freddie Ljungberg.
The former Invincible, in temporary charge after the club sacked Unai Emery last week, said in his press conference that seeking out the Frenchman is on his to-do list.
FIFA’s new head of global football development said (BBC Sport): “If he has that need, then of course I will be available.
“Freddie is fantastic and committed and will want to do this job for a long time.
“He has an opportunity and what you want in life is that opportunity. Let’s get him to work with his ideas and support him.”
He then added that the club was still in his heart and that he wants them to do well.
Ljungberg kickstarted his stint as first-team manager with a 2-2 draw against Norwich City at the weekend, and next up it’s Brighton for the north Londoners on Wednesday.
The club are currently on a run of eight games without a win, which is a major concern and something that never happened under Wenger.
Arsenal fans react
Plenty of Arsenal fans on social media reacted warmly to Wenger’s comments about helping his former winger Ljungberg:
Always a pleasure to listen to you Sir#AFC
— Batigoal (@Batigoal_14) 3 December 2019
You know something. It was was really good to hear from Wenger. I’m glad to hear that his new job will make a real difference in football and it would be great for Freddie to listen to his advice should they get in contact. #AFC
— Theo Samuels (@theo_samuels) 3 December 2019
— Samba (@antonmajrud) 3 December 2019
Absolutely adore the bloke.
— Luis Martin De La Torre (@DLT1712) 3 December 2019
Absolutely top class, as ever
— Stu Allen (@EWW_Dominator) 3 December 2019
Classy as always!
— Rafsan Rahman (@rahman_rafsan) 3 December 2019
“My heart is with the club “ 😭😭❤️👍🙏
— Earth (@goonerearth) 4 December 2019
He’s the classiest of all classes.
— Geri Achsan (@gachsan) 4 December 2019
There’s only one Arsene Wenger https://t.co/qLjRXaQaOD
— vikram dangi (@VikAFC14) 4 December 2019
Nothing but love for him❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Avinava Ghosh (@AvinavaGhosh) 4 December 2019
— Michael Finnegan (@finbarfin100) 4 December 2019
Father Wenger has spoken https://t.co/QAPG1H0L1b
— Allez AFC (@allezarsenal) 3 December 2019
— What Castle? (@harvey107) 3 December 2019
— Harry Salmon (@_HarrySalmon) 3 December 2019
when the professor speaks, you listen
— ᴴ (@SplendidSaliba) 3 December 2019