Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Ljungberg: We Will Not Give Up

Ljungberg: We Will Not Give Up

Freddie Ljungberg says that no-one in world football can compete with the spending power of thr Russian empire, but the Gunners will not give up the fight to reclaim the Premiership crwon.

Since the emergence of Roman Abramovich the transfer market has been thrown into disarray with greatly inflated transfer fees and the fact that all other club have wait till Chelsea have chosen their transfers and then pick at the bones.

However, the Arsenal midfielder is not letting this deter the Gunners with the Swede claiming Arsenal CAN win the title despite the Blue spending machine.

'They have financial power that no one else is even close to. There is no way anyone can compete with them at that level. They have the ability to pay twice as much as anybody else.

'But no one at Arsenal is giving up the championship. We are very focused and positive, and hopefully we can beat them this year.

'We use it as an inspiration. If we can finish above a team with all that wealth, then it makes it that bit more satisfying.

'We go about things differently at Arsenal. We buy players to fit into our system and develop them, and you could see how the young players came through last season. What the boss is brilliant at is building a team.'

Ljungberg is currently carrying a slight injury but is hopeful of being fully fit in time for the new season.

'It is not serious and it is getting better, but the last thing the club want me to do is rush things,' Ljungberg told The Sunday Mirror.

'When I come back I want to be fit and I am hopeful about the first league game of the season.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday August 6 2006
Time: 2:54PM

Comments

0
Well, Ljungberg, if you play in the premiership like you did in the CL last season (I almost didn't believe it was you in The Bernabeu), then yes, we can win the remiership, Chelsea notwithstanding. So you know what you need to do mate, right? Right.
Gaga
06/08/2006 15:01:00
0
Thats the spirit ljunberg we will fight for our crown
kenyanrudeboy2
06/08/2006 15:18:00
0
Whatever anyone says about Freddie lack of ability for past few season's which is me included he atleast has drive and fights. I still think we can win it, why not? If buying all the best players was the answer then Real Madrid would be untouchable. Come on boys! lets give them a real fight this year
Johnaldiniho
06/08/2006 15:33:00
0
I think what last season proved was that ljungberg needs to be played as the spare man in a midfield 5. He is no longer effective on the wings because we dont have bergkamp to play those magic passes into him when he makes those runs. I think his lack of goals last season proves that. Playing a midfield 5 at places like bolton with a hard working player like freddie could be the solution we are looking for, whereas at home on the bigger pitch we can stick with the 4.
Ashburton Gooner
06/08/2006 16:04:00
0
I hope arsenal do good this season in their new stadium!!
swanzboichris
06/08/2006 16:08:00
0
I'm said it before but i reckon we'll do it this season. Bring the title home to the grove.
protocal
06/08/2006 16:34:00
0
ha ha talking about winning the premiership ull be lucky to get uefa cup
carrickisours
06/08/2006 16:34:00
0
imo te tea can do it, after they qualify 4 champs league im sure a few transfer issues will b sorted. if you dont believe, then wats the point...c'mon the arsenal
DB10
06/08/2006 16:37:00
0
ok,i cant spell, i meant 'the team'
DB10
06/08/2006 16:42:00
0
I think this is a make or break season for Freddie, I'm really starting to think that the hip injury has done for him, it's shaved a yard off of his pace. Also for a lot of last season he didn't seem particularly interested. Though he, like the team, improved greatly in the spring. As for the title, it's good to hear fighting talk but realistically, I'm not thinking about it this year, I think next season we'll definitely do it (i.e 2007/08).
Little Dutch
06/08/2006 19:29:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Arsenal Profit Despite Record Spending

Arsenal have this afternoon announced a pre tax profit of £12.6million for the six period ending November 30, 2016.

Ox Aims To Get Back On Track

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has called on the fans to back the side as they look to get us back on track this year following recent frustrations.

Red Card Report 2017 - The Chinese Market

The sixth edition of the Red Card report into how European clubs fare in the Chinese fan market has now been released.

FA Cup Quarter Finals Get 4th Sub

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has confirmed that those clubs involved in this year's Quarter Finals of the FA Cup will get a fourth substitute...

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FAC - Sutton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ospina5%
Gabriel0%
Mustafi0%
Holding0%
Monreal0%
Elneny5%
Xhaka10%
Reine-Adelaide0%
Walcott10%
Perez70%
Iwobi0%
Sub - Oxlade-Chamberlain0%
Sub - Maitland-Niles0%
Sub - Sanchez0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
16 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
17 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
18 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 5:30PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 12:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.RockAndRoller1
2.Naijagunner1
Vital Football Comment