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Ljunberg speaks after being named Arsenal interim coach


Arsenal Football Club interim coach Freddie Ljungberg on Friday promised to give everything to put smiles on faces of the fans after a disappointing start to the season.

“However long I oversee Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles on faces again,” Ljungberg said in a tweet.

Ljungberg was appointed Arsenal interim manager after the sack of coach Unai Emery on Friday.


The Arsenal board said they are confident of Ljungberg’s abilities for the games he will be managing the team.

“We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward,” Josh Kroenke said on behalf of the Arsenal board.

Arsenal said their decision to sack Emery was due to poor team performance and unfavourable results in recent weeks. The club, however, thanked Emery for his efforts.

Arsenal’s last 2-1 loss in the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night made it seven consecutive matches without a win for the Gunners. This is Arsenal’s worst run since 1992.

In the Premier League, Arsenal currently sits 8th on the log with four wins, six draws and three losses

The club said they have started the search for a new head coach and will make an announcement when the process is complete.

Ljungberg, however, will begin his interim managerial career with the Gunners when they travel to Norwich on Sunday.

“We have a busy few weeks ahead and the team needs your support,” Ljungberg said.

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