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Arsenal can win the Premier League, says Freddie Ljungberg

Arsenal can win the Premier League, says Freddie Ljungberg

The Holloway legend, now in an ambassadorial role with the Gunners, has been impressed by Arsene Wenger's 'remarkable consistency'.

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg believes his former club can last the distance in the English Premier League title fight next season. The 36-year-old, who last month was announced as Arsenal's ambassador to promote the club on an international stage, backed Arsene Wenger's team to challenge the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Gunners ended a poor campaign on a high this season, finishing strongly to secure fourth place ahead of Tottenham and qualify for the Champions League for the 16th straight season after Laurent Koscielny netted a second-half foal at NewCastle United in the last game of 2012-13.

"I think [Wenger] and Sir Alex Ferguson are the best managers in the world," Ljungberg told the club's official website. "He's done remarkably well for a very long period of time and I think with some certain economical restraints at times when they were building the stadium. To still achieve what he's done is actually quite remarkable.

"The club went out after the game against Newcastle and said they weren't happy with being fourth. They want to win trophies as a club and I think that was a very important message they sent to all the fans. I think they have the foundations. I think it's extremely important that they qualify for the Champions League, otherwise it could be difficult to attract certain players. I always say that they are going to win the league so I'll say that again."

Ljungberg spent 10 years with Arsenal, lifting two Premier League titles and three FA Cups.
first published:June 13, 2013, 14:15 IST