Former Arsenal midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg announces his retirement

• Swede, 35, calls it quits after spell in Japanese J-League• 'I'm grateful for everything football has given me'The former Arsenal midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg has announced his retirement from the game.The 35-year-old Swede, who has been without a club since his contract with the Japanese J-League side Shimizu S-Pulse ended earlier this year, admits he no longer enjoys preparing for matches."It's still fun to play the big games, but when you no longer have the motivation for training then it's time to call it quits," he told the Swedish broadcasters SVT. "This is a decision which has come about during a six-month absence."During my career I've had the possibility to play with some of the best players in the world, as well as some of the best teams. I'm grateful for everything football has given me and all of the fantastic people I've met during my...
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