Arturo Vidal to Arsenal: Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg tells club to sign 'great' Juventus midfielder

Reports have gathered pace that £21m deal has been agreed

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Ex-Arsenal 'Invincible' Freddie Ljungberg has urged the club to complete the signing of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer.

Reports have emerged from Vidal's native Chile that a £21m deal has been agreed for the box-to-box midfielder.

“There were some rumours about Vidal, a great player, and he gets fuming if he loses the ball, so I like that. That kind of player would be great for the club," Ljungberg told

“Look at [Alexis] Sanchez. After the World Cup in South Africa I said I wanted us to buy him, when he was at Udinese.


“He is quality but he also works hard as well. He has speed. When he loses the ball he still fights for it and that’s what I like to see.”

Freddie Ljungberg in action for Arsenal in 2004

Former winger Ljungberg, now 38, was an integral part of the Gunners team which went a whole Premier League season unbeaten in 2003/04. He won the two league titles (2001/02 and 2003/04), plus three FA Cups with the club between 1998 and 2007.