Arsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for club legend Freddie Ljunberg following his impact on the first team.
Unai Emery praised the impact of Freddie Ljunberg on the Arsenal first team during his post-match pres conference on Tuesday night after the Carabao Cup third round win over second tier side Nottingham Forest.
Freddie Ljunberg was a key part of the Arsenal squad that went through the 2003/04 season without a single defeat.
The former Swedish international winger was also part of the Arsenal team that lost the 2006 Champions League final to Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.
Arsenal lost 2-1 to Barcelona during that final in Paris with ten men following the early red card handed to goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.
Freddie Ljunberg was promoted to the Arsenal first team from his role as the u23 team manager this summer.
He replaced another Arsenal legend Steve Bould as the assistant manager to Unai Emery, while the former Gunners centre back replaced Freddie Ljunberg as the u23 team manager.
Unai Emery praised the impact of Freddie Ljunberg for the integration of the young players into the first team after their impact in the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
Young Arsenal players like Rob Holding, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli (2) and Reiss Nelson scored the goals for Arsenal in their Carabao Cup third round clash with the former European champions.