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Arsenal caretaker Ljungberg: Guardiola an inspiration

Arsenal caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg has revealed how he's taken inspiration from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Ljungberg was assistant manager at Wolfsburg before returning to Arsenal to be Under-23s boss - and says he sees Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as an inspiration - ahead of the Blues' trip to the Emirates on Sunday.

The 42-year-old said: “Pep is a tremendous coach. Of course I've looked at how he did in his career.

"When he was with the B team with Barcelona and I thought, 'OK, I'm an assistant and with the Under-23s and the reserves here in England', so I was trying to see how he developed himself.

"The ideas he comes up with have revolutionised football. It's something as a young coach, I looked at."

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