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Freddie Ljungberg has denied he set to return to Arsenal this summer despite David Ornstein saying otherwise.
When it comes to Arsenal transfers, David ‘Ornacle’ Ornstein is rated second only to official Arsenal channels in terms of his reliability, but it seems like something somewhere has got crossed with this rumour.
Over the weekend, Ornstein tweeted:
And as mentioned by others, former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is returning to the club this summer as a youth team coach on a permanent basis – that deal is done #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 12, 2018
Speaking to Swedish TV, however, Freddie said, “It’s clear that it’s fun when people talk and think you’re good at something, but there is no such discussion.”
In fact, Ljungberg told the reporter that his question about the move to Arsenal was the first time he had heard anything about it.
The reporter pushed him asking ‘have you not heard of the report?’. Ljungberg replied, “No, you told me.”
The reporter then tried again, asking, “The deal is not available?” to which Freddie simply answered “No.”
How reliable is Ornstein really?
If you’re an Arsenal fan, there is no more reliable journalist around than the BBC’s David ‘Ornacle’ Ornstein.
During a time when a lot of misinformation and outright rubbish is presented as fact, Ornstein appears with precise timing to share the truth of Arsenal’s transfer window.
He’s often the bringer of good news, but he also imparts the bad.
All he tends to bring are cold, hard facts.
But even he must have gotten some things wrong, surely?
After all, so many things happen during a transfer that even the most concrete information can turn to dust in just a few hours.