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
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…