Freddie Ljungberg has posted on Twitter after being placed in interim charge of Arsenal following the sacking of Unai Emery, who saw his side go seven games without a win on Thursday night at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Emery was sacked on Friday morning after watching his side surrender a 1-0 lead to Frankfurt on Thursday night, despite having home advantage. Indeed, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first half-strike was cancelled out by a Daichi Kamada brace.
It has seen Arsenal go seven games without a win, last winning a Premier League match on October 6 – in the form of a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Ljungberg, who has been in charge of the Under-23’s, has taken temporary charge.
Reports suggest Max Allegri, Nuno Espirito Santo, Mauricio Pochettino, Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti are the favourites to replace Emery – while Ljungberg also has a chance of getting the job. He posted a message to Arsenal fans on Twitter.
However long I oversee @Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles on faces again. We have a busy few weeks ahead and the team needs your support. Let’s get to work! pic.twitter.com/WdekcA4h5G
— Freddie Ljungberg (@freddie) November 29, 2019
TBR’s view – Does Ljungberg have a chance of winning the job?
There is no doubt that he could. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer proved that a former player returning to his old side on a temporary basis can win the fans over, and it has since seen the Norwegian take over permanently at Old Trafford.
However, Ljungberg will have to hit the ground running. Adored by Arsenal fans and reportedly liked by the playing staff, Ljungberg will need to reunite a beleguered squad lacking in morale. They take on Norwich City this weekend.