Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed caretaker manager for the London based club following the sacking of head coach Unai Emery.
The Swede who played as a left winger under former coach Arsene Wenger has been serving the club as first team teach.
“We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward. The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete,” the statement reads in part.
Ljungberg has taken to social media to rally support from the Arsenal faithful to bring the spark back to Emirates.
“However long I oversee Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles on faces again. We have a busy few weeks ahead and the team needs your support. Let’s get to work,” he wrote on Twitter.
Unai Emery has been sacked after 18 months at the helm of the London club after a series of below per performances while staying defiant by insisting he does not being axed, utterances that seems to have cooked his goose.
The club confirmed the Spaniard’s departure on Friday.
Unai has been sacked following a series of below per performance at the Gunners and now leaves with the entire of his coaching club.
“Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand. We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success,” Josh Kroenke who spoke on behalf of the Arsenal board and our owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment said.