Freddie Ljungberg Confirms How Long Interim Spell At Arsenal Will Be

Ljungberg Interim Spell At Arsenal

Freddie Ljungberg has indicated he does not know how long his interim spell as Arsenal manager will last ahead of his first game.

The Swede was put in temporary charge of the first-team after Unai Emery’s sacking, having previously been an assistant manager under the Spaniard.

There have been suggestions Ljungberg, 42, could get an extended opportunity to prove his worth in the dugout ahead of his first game against Norwich on Sunday.

But while speaking to Sky Sports, the former midfielder was asked whether he had been told when his stint might end. He answered: ‘(There’s) no indication of how long or how short.

‘’They just said, “Concentrate on the next game and do what you can and we’ll see from there”.

And when he was asked if he wanted the job, Ljungberg added: ‘’For me it’s about the team and the club, I try to concentrate for the future, we have a game tomorrow. The other stuff is totally irrelevant.’’

He was also coy on whether he wanted to be a manager: ‘’We’ll see in the future. At the moment, I’m learning the trade.’’

A decision Ljungberg might have to make during his time in charge is who captains his side.

Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband due to his disagreement with Arsenal fans and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been wearing it in his stead.

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When asked if Aubameyang would wear it against Norwich, the 42-year-old said bluntly: ‘’You’ll see that tomorrow’’.

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