Arsenal interim coach Freddie Ljungberg has promised to brighten up the club after a series of underwhelming performances that condemned the club to a somber mood.
Taking to social media minutes after his appointment, the club legend called on the Arsenal faithful to support him in his tenure so as to achieve the intended goals.
“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.
The Swede replaces Unai Emery who was sacked on Friday following the what club termed as failing to live up to the expectations.
“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.
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.