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Unai Emery names Arsenal player he “didn’t know” until Freddie Ljungberg appointment

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Unai Emery has hailed Freddie Ljungberg, who became Arsenal boss’ assistant this summer.

“He knows better than us every young player,” said Emery.

“For example Robbie (Burton), I didn’t know. Freddie said to me he’s a good player to play more like a 6 or 8. Really he helped us.” 

Robbie Burton is 19-year-old midfielder who plays for Arsenal U23. Last season he has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in his 14 appearances.

Later Emery added that he wants to give youngsters a chance after Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the International Champions Cup.

“Our responsibility in this club for the history, present and future is to give young players a chance,” added Emery

“If they deserve minutes they’ll get minutes. I’m very happy with them and their work.” 

via Mirror.

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