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Ljungberg fears for Arsenal and Wenger

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg fears for his old club.

The Swedish midfielder, who ­quit ­football at the age of 35 last week, was part of the famous Invincibles squad that went unbeaten through the 2003-04 ­season to win the Premier League.

Ljungberg told the Sunday Mirror: "I am a fan like ­everyone else and I want us to win ­trophies.

"That hasn't happened for seven years and maybe Arsene Wenger doesn't get the funding. All I know is that when I was at ­Arsenal, every ­summer he was able to bring in a big ­signing, a proven winner.

"Thierry Henry came as a World Cup ­winner, and then Robert Pires ­arrived. He was also a World Cup and, like ­Thierry, a Euro winner as well. We were able to get Sol Campbell, who was one of the best central ­defenders in the world at the time.

"They were ­people who knew what it takes to win. It happened like that every year. We had a really squad, but Arsene was able to make it better, make it stronger.

"That doesn't seem to happen now. It is unfair to just blame Arsene because he is a fantastic manager. I just hope that he can be given the money to fund the ­transfers he wants.

"I wouldn't know if the board is giving Arsene the money to do that."

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