Unai Emery thanks Freddie Ljunberg for recommending Arsenal youngster Robbie Burton

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Comment Robbie Burton impressed as a substitute in Arsenal’s pre-season win over Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is already delighted with the contribution of his newly promoted assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg after he alerted him to the potential of youngster Robbie Burton.The 19-year-old midfielder impressed as a second half substitute during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in California on Thursday.Ljungberg enhanced his reputation as Arsenal’s Under-23 coach last season and replaced Steve Bould in what was effectively a job swap last month.Emery admitted he was previously unaware of Burton’s potential and versatility and confessed it was Ljungberg who put forward the youngster’s case to be integrated into the first team squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Very positive,’ said Emery of Ljungberg’s early contributions.‘We worked last year with Steve Bould, Freddie with the Under-23s. We changed because for them it was a good option.‘With Freddie we are working. Above all he’s helping us with the young players because he knows better than us every young player.‘For example Robbie [Burton], I didn’t know Robbie. Freddie said to me he’s a good player with the capacity to play as a 6 or 8. Really he helped us like we needed.’ Unai Emery thanks Freddie Ljunberg for recommending Arsenal youngster Robbie Burton Eddie Nketiah scored Arsenal’s winning goal against Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)It was another youngster, Eddie Nketiah, whose late goal ensured Arsenal maintained a perfect start to their pre-season tour.‘It’s brilliant,’ he told Arsenal.com after our 2-1 win. ‘They’re such a great team and it was a great experience to come on.‘I didn’t come on for long, so I just wanted to make an impact and do well. Luckily I was in the right place at the right time. I’m grateful.‘Pre-season is vital. I always try to come back in tip-top shape and do my best. It’s a chance. I came on today and I took my chance. That’s all I can do.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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