No move for Ljungberg

17 July 2007 09:34
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has cooled reports suggesting long-serving Swedish midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg will be leaving the Emirates Stadium before the start of the new season. The 30-year-old midfielder has been linked with moves to several clubs this summer, with Fiorentina the latest to supposedly be keen to snap him up. But Wenger told the Gunners' official website: "I expect him to be here [at the start of the campaign] because he has not left yet. "So that is 90 per cent yes. The Freddie case is a bit different than it was for Thierry Henry, if he had wanted to go we would have let him go. But I am happy that he stays." Ljungberg still has two years remaining on his current contract but struggled with injury for most of last season. He joined the Gunners for £3million from Halmstads in 1998 and has made over 300 appearances for the club, scoring 72 goals.

Source: ESA