Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has released a statement after his dismissal at Wolfsburg.

Ljungberg and head coach Andries Jonker were sacked by Wolfsburg this week.

In a statement posted via his official Twitter account, he said: “While it’s disappointing to have left VfL Wolfsburg less than a year into our project I can look back on my time there with great pride.

“I am lucky to have worked with talented players and been supported by a passionate and loyal fanbase who played a significant role in our Bundesliga survival.

“It’s a shame that, after just four games this season and sitting joint 12th [14th on goal difference], the club have decided to change the head coach, Andries Jonker, but this is modern football.

“Although I may disagree with it, I respect the board’s decision and am sad to be leaving VfL Wolfsburg; I thank the club for the opportunity they gave me and look forward to my next challenge.”

Former Mainz boss Martin Schmidt has been appointed as Wolfsburg’s new head coach on a two-year deal.


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