Can Arsenal overcome the Norwich test with Freddie Ljungberg in charge?

Report: West Ham United monitoring Arsenal's Freddie Ljungberg

An Arsenal source has told Football Insider that the club have total faith in Ljungberg and it is possible he could take the job permanently if he shines in the role. Now, they have to perform, or face being condemned by angry fans just like Xhaka and Emery have been this season. He knows this club inside out, we have played with him, we know what he is capable of.

The former winger played for Arsenal 1998-2007 and was part of the "Invincibles" team that went through the 2003-04 league season unbeaten.

He returned to the club in an ambassadorial role in 2013 and after a brief spell on the coaching staff at VfL Wolfsburg in 2017 he rejoined the Gunners in 2018 as Under-23 coach, before being promoted to first-team assistant coach in June.

The first test for Arsenal under Freddie Ljungberg comes this Sunday against Norwich City, as they look to get their season back on track following 7 matches without a win in all competitions.

"First and foremost, Freddie has Arsenal DNA", Kroenke continued.

Unai Emery was sacked by the Gunners on Friday morning after seven games without a win.

"Obviously he was a player here for a number of years, the supporters know him very well and he's worked diligently behind the scenes for the past several years. Now it is up the players to respond and that Freddie's message gets through to them well". I mean, he was a figurehead in one of the greatest football teams the world has ever seen; the Arsenal invincibles.

"And ultimately we came to that decision over the last several weeks as a group between myself, Raul [Sanllehi], Vinai [Venkatesham] and Edu".



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