Freddie Ljungberg
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Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC have confirmed they have signed Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg.

The midfielder is the latest high profile signing of the ISL and joins former Premier League players Robert Pires, Nicolas Anelka and David James. Former Juventus stars Alessandro del Piero and David Trezeguet have also signed for the Indian Super League.

"Mumbai City FC today announced the signing of the outstanding Freddie Ljungberg as the marquee player for the inaugural season of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL)," the club said in a statement.

"Karl Fredrik Ljungberg, better known as Freddie Ljungberg, is a former Swedish National Team Captain and a midfielder who has been a critical part of football clubs such as Arsenal, West Ham United and Halmstads BK.

"His presence at Mumbai City FC will ensure the team has a strong midfield with Ljungberg comfortable playing on either wing in midfield," it added.

Ljungberg's signing comes just days after Mumbai City confirmed the capture of another former Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool striker, Anelka. The Gunners legend will play alongside him and the former Swedish international has expressed his delight after joining the ISL franchise.

"Mumbai City FC presents a thrilling opportunity to play in India and I'm glad to be part of the team in the very first Indian Super League season," Ljungberg said.

"Talented Indian players together with the likes of Anelka, Friedrich, Čmovš and others will make the team an exciting outfit and I look forward to contributing to the team's success."

ISL is a 10-week tournament that showcases India's best players alongside some former Premier League stars. The inter-city competition is set to kick off on 12 October and conclude on 20 December.