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Ljungberg Traded to West Ham

Arsenal midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg is joining English soccer Premier League rivals West Ham United, for a fee that could rise to six million dollars.

The 30-year-old captain of the Swedish national team, who joined Arsenal in 1998, and played a major part in their successes over the last decade, has signed a four-year deal at crosstown London rival Upton Park.

West Ham, who presented the player at a news conference, said Ljungberg had passed a medical.

Ljungberg made more than 300 appearances and scored more than 70 goals for Arsenal, and became the first player for 40 years to score in successive FA Cup finals with goals in both the 2001 and 2002 finals in Cardiff.

Last season Ljungberg, Arsenal’s longest-serving player in the first-team squad, suffered a string of injuries which restricted him to 26 appearances.

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