Ljungberg fears for Wenger's future at Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg feels Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may leave the club if he is offered a bigger budget to work with elsewhere.

Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg feels Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may leave the club if he is offered a bigger budget to work with elsewhere.

Ljungberg, who won the title twice under Wenger, told ESPN: "If he gets a great opportunity somewhere where they spend more money and win things, maybe that's a possibility. At the same time he likes to bring up new players and he has been at Arsenal a long time.

"I know he is a winner; he always wants to win - just as much as the players. He gets as angry as the players when we lose.

"When they are not winning, or they are fourth or fifth, I know he is not happy about not winning."

Ljungberg, now at Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders, continued: "Maybe it's harder. If you look at the money they are spending, they are not spending as much as before.

"Maybe it puts more pressure on him (Wenger); maybe he can't get exactly what he wants all the time; maybe he could a bit more in the past."

"In my opinion he is a great, great manager. Of course I'm upset at the moment that they are not doing that great, and it's a sad thing.

"For my career, he helped me so much. When I was young he showed me certain things that you learn when you are older in the game. For me, he is one of the best managers in the world."

Have your say