It transpired that he was suffering from blood poisoning caused by his large tattoos.Despite a persistent ankle injury, Ljungberg played for Arsenal in the 2–1 defeat by Barcelona in the Champions League Final in Paris on .A year later, against Chelsea, he became the first player in 40 years to score in consecutive FA Cup Finals.
Ljungberg had scored many important and vital goals for Arsenal throughout the season.
He scored an equaliser against Manchester United, in a game where Arsenal went on to win 3–1.
From the time he was 5–14, Ljungberg was coached by Eriksson.
Eriksson’s impression of the youngster was that he was remarkably talented for his age and that he was considerate of other players, noting that Ljungberg would pass the ball to his friends, so that they would have a chance to score.
He began his career at Halmstad and went on to spend most of his career at Arsenal, where he won honours including two Premier League titles and three FA Cups, scoring in two finals including the victory in 2002.
After leaving Arsenal in 2007, he had short spells at a number of clubs in England, Scotland, the United States, Japan and India.During his time with Halmstad, he went on to make 139 appearances and score 16 goals for the club.After his winning of several trophies in his years with Halmstad, Ljungberg’s star was on the rise with interest from Barcelona, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Parma and Arsenal.For several seasons he played a major role for the club including being a member of the unbeaten 49 game run for Arsenal.He had to fight with constant injury problems and occasionally severe bouts with migraines; in 2005 a persistent hip injury led to fears he may have contracted cancer, which were unfounded.In 1982, the Ljungberg family left Vittsjö and moved to Halmstad.