Arsene Wenger gives advice to Arsenal board over Freddie Ljungberg’s managerial future

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can only afford to give Freddie Ljungberg a maximum of six matches to prove he is a capable of succeeding Unai Emery on a permanent basis.

Emery was sacked last Friday following a miserable run of form which culminated in a shambolic Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt which was played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium.

Ljungberg, who was promoted to Emery’s senior coaching set-up in the summer, took charge of his first game on Sunday as Arsenal laboured to a 2-2 draw against struggling Norwich at Carrow Road.