Freddie Ljungberg is officially Arsenal’s new interim first-team manager after the board took the decision to sack Unai Emery on Friday morning.
The Spaniard was relieved of his duties after a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.
The club have gone seven games without a win – which is the worst run of results for 27 years.
It’s being reported Arsenal won’t panic over the managerial situation, and have full trust in Ljungberg to get things back on track.
The 42-year-old’s appointment has been well received by fans, and also his fellow countryman Sven-Göran Eriksson, who has given an interview to Swedish publication Fotbollskanalen.
He said: “But it’s fun and I am very happy for him. Run your own race Fredrik, it will go well.
“I think that [popularity with fans] is very important, it can only be an advantage for him. He knows the club inside and out so it’s good.
“There are two things: I think he can handle it, when I knew him anyway. Like I said, I haven’t met him for many years but I think he’s a very cool guy who doesn’t stay awake at night or is nervous.”
TBR’s view – Popular Ljungberg must be backed
Arsenal fans have gotten their wish with Emery now no longer in the picture.
It will now be vital for fans to give Ljungberg their full support going forwards.
He is a very popular figure and, by all accounts, a very talented coach, but he’ll need patience from the Emirates crowd.