Ljungberg told to ‘wait and see’ over Arsenal job

Freddie Ljungberg has revealed Arsenal’s board have told him to “wait and see” after the interim boss urged the club’s hierarchy to make a managerial appointment.

The Gunners lost 3-0 to Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday to continue Ljungberg’s poor run at the helm.

The club were reportedly willing to let Ljungberg take charge for the remainder of the season when he was named interim boss following Unai Emery’s sacking in late November but one win in five games has all but ruled the Swede out of the running.

“I’ve said to them [the board] they need to make a decision.

“We are here to help and the staff are trying to chip in but a decision has to be made so we can have the same resources as other clubs.

“When I say that they say I ‘have to wait and see’.”



Arsenal were second best throughout their defeat to City and the Gunners face in-form Everton at Goodison Park in their next fixture.

Questioned further on his message to the board, Ljungberg believes the uncertainty is affecting his side’s performances on the pitch.

“It’s a great honour to do this but Per (Mertesacker) is an academy manager and is doing two jobs in one go,” said the Swede.

“I’ve said I think it needs to be cleared up, to make a decision so everyone knows.

“That’s something I’ve said but it’s totally up to the club. I’m very honoured and I’ll do what I can but it’ll be good to make a decision regardless of what it is.”


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