Ljungberg 'honoured' to lead Arsenal

Freddie Ljungberg: ‘Great honour’ to lead Arsenal after Unai Emery exit

Arsenal caretaker Freddie Ljungberg says it is a “great honour” to lead the club following Unai Emery’s departure – but has played down talk of taking the job on a permanent basis.

Ljungberg, who was Emery’s assistant, was put in interim charge of the Gunners on Friday morning after the Spaniard was sacked in the aftermath of the club’s worst run of results since 1992.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Norwich on Super Sunday, Ljungberg, who won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups at Arsenal, said: “It is a great, great honour, that is how I feel. I have this energy inside me and it is special.

“There is sadness obviously with what has happened with the club, but excitement too with what is coming up and the chance to play.