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Ljungberg knows more about Arsenal’s past and future than anyone as he takes over as interim boss

Freddie Ljungberg has taken charge of Arsenal as interim head coach following the sacking of Unai Emery on Friday morning. 

The former Gunners player takes over with the first-team in disarray, without a win in seven games in all competitions – their worse run of form since 1992. 

But what impact has Ljungberg made at the club already and how can he get a squad bereft of confidence back on track? Sportsmail takes a look…  

Freddie Ljungberg has taken over as interim head coach of the Arsenal first-team

Ljungberg's work with Joe Willock (right) has resulted in his progression to senior action

Ljungberg’s work with Joe Willock (right) has resulted in his progression to senior action 

Freddie Ljungberg made a career out of spotting little gaps, picking the perfect time to make his move into them and pouncing.

The former attacking, goal-scoring midfielder clearly retains that happy knack, years on from his retirement. 

When Arsenal were plotting a summer reshuffle of their coaching set-up, Ljungberg identified a pocket of space he felt he could move into in the Gunners’ backroom team which would get the best use out of his qualities as a coach.

FREDDIE LJUNGBERG’S FOOTBALL CAREER 

Clubs – player: 

  • Halmstad (1994-98)
  • Arsenal (1998-2007)
  • West Ham Utd…