‘Arsenal have foundations for success'

Freddie Ljungberg believes Arsenal have the foundations in place to be successful next season.

Arsene Wenger’s team qualified for Champions League for the 16th consecutive season thanks to Laurent Koscielny’s second-half winner at Newcastle United in the final game of the 2012/13 campaign.

Ljungberg has been impressed by Wenger’s “remarkable” consistency and believes his team can now challenge for major honours.

“I think [Wenger] and Sir Alex Ferguson are the best managers in the world,” Ljungberg told Arsenal Player.

“He's done remarkably well for a very long period of time and I think with some certain economical restraints at times when they were building the stadium. To still achieve what he's done is actually quite remarkable.

“The Club went out after the game against Newcastle and said they weren't happy with being fourth. They want to win trophies as a Club and I think that was a very important message they sent to all the fans.

“I think they have the foundations. I think it's extremely important that they qualify for the Champions League, otherwise it could be difficult to attract certain players. I always say that they are going to win the league so I'll say that again.”

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