Arsenal will give Freddie Ljungberg time to impress as the club’s interim head coach, according to the Evening Standard. The Gunners will not rush into their next appointment, and they see the Swede as a “genuine contender” to take on the job full time if he can improve results.
The club’s board is drawing up a list of potential candidates to replace Unai Emery, but it is believed this process will take a number of weeks. Supporters are hoping that Arsenal don’t make the same mistake as Manchester United:
Please don't do a Ole 🙏
— Gunner Satish (@OtakuGunner) December 2, 2019
Appoint a new experienced coach
Let him not be like ole
— uthman Bin affan (@usee100) December 2, 2019
Dont judge now. It was his first game and he only had 2 training sessions. We will see in the next couple weeks if there is any change from Emerys team. We dont need to rush next coach in.
— ArsenalStartingXI (@ArsenalStarting) December 2, 2019
I’m sorry we love Freddie but he is not what we need just look at Utd with olly and we in serious trouble we need someone that knows how mange in the Prem
— martin woody wood (@bikerwoody2) December 2, 2019
Lampard seems to be doing alright.
— Charlie Scott (@Charlie8392) December 2, 2019
Dear god no. Look how it’s worked out for UTD
— Lynda Morris (@coronersgirl) December 2, 2019
Some people must stop and be patient. He only have 48h to make changes and in the first period things were better than before.
It's new for him so it can be hard but give him a chance.
— Azael (@Azael451) December 2, 2019
Let's see till christmas
— Chans (@MassSyobs) December 2, 2019
Hope they don't. It coudl become Solskjaer 2.0 – let him go 'til the end of the season and get either Nagelsmann, ten Hag or Allegri, in that order. Unless of course, Freddie manages to perform a miracle with this squad!
— George (@GeorgianGooner) December 2, 2019
— Dolamu 🇳🇬 (@Dollyo) December 2, 2019
Ljungberg is untested as a manager so it would be unfair to judge him too quickly. He would have only had a limited number of training sessions before the draw against Norwich so it would have been hard for him to make any significant changes to the team.
It will, though, be interesting to see what happens when the Gunners face Brighton on Thursday and whether there is any improvement in the team’s performance.