Ljungberg discusses his time at Arsenal, his teammates, his coaching career and what he learned from Arsène Wenger

By The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport Network

I never, ever get nervous. But the day I made my debut for Arsenal, I remember standing on the side of the pitch ready to come on – and I felt nervous. I’d only been in England for maybe five days. I had managed to play in a reserve game in that time, but I was a young player making a big move to a big city – and my first game was against Manchester United.

I was on the bench, and after about 25 minutes the fans started singing my name. I came on for the last 10 minutes or so, replacing Nicolas Anelka, and I managed to score just a few minutes later. It was an amazing feeling – any anxiety I had felt before I came on the pitch just disappeared.

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