Mertesacker to support Ljungberg at Arsenal

Freddie Ljungberg: Per Mertesacker to support interim Arsenal head coach

Former Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker will work alongside interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg on a short-term basis.

The Arsenal academy manager will support Ljungberg, who was asked to take responsibility of the first team following the sacking of Unai Emery on Friday.

Mertesacker will join Ljungberg in the dugout at Carrow Road for the Premier League trip to face Norwich on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

The German World Cup winner made 221 appearances for Arsenal between 2011-18, before he retired at the end of the 2017-18 season.