There will be good reasons why Arsenal have appointed Freddie Ljungberg as assistant manager to Unai Emery and most likely there is more to this than what the club are saying but for me, it makes sense for one specific reason.
Yesterday I wrote an article where I put forward the theory that Arsenal was going back to their old method of focusing on young talent which is why I believe that there are so many rumours about us signing youngsters when we have so many talented kids already.
Steve Bould, who Llungberg will replace as assistant manager, did previously run the academy and so one can argue that he should know as much about blooding the youth players as well as anyone else but that was years ago, he is probably out of touch with the youngsters we have now and truth be told, he has not proven to be a great assistant manager anyway.
Llungberg is totally up to date with what is happening with the younger players, their mentality, attitude, emotional state and is far better placed than anyone at the club to know which youngster can make that transition into the senior squad.
It is not always about how good a player is, it is also about can he handle the big stage and all that comes with it and that is why Llungberg is the best man for the job, if that is the road Arsenal are now going down.
As each day passes I am becoming more and more convinced that Arsenal is looking at replicating the Ajax model or dare I say it, Tottenham in that they will put out a side next season with a young average age.
I cannot be 100% certain on this but I am sure I read that Spurs average age team was the youngest in the Premier League or certainly one of them and that is where I think Arsenal are heading.
I could easily be wrong on this I admit but I really do feel sure that Arsenal is making a change in emphasis and that Ljungberg is part of that change.