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Freddie Ljungberg explains why Arsenal youngsters are not being trusted to end Gunners’ woes

Freddie Ljungberg wants Arsenal’s senior players to extricate the Gunners from the mess they’re in rather than rely on the youngsters he knows so well.

Two games into his interim tenure as Arsenal head coach Ljungberg’s side have largely borne the look and feel of his predecessor Unai Emery with Joe Willock the only graduate of the club’s Hale End academy to start both games under the Swede.

Ljungberg, who coached the Arsenal Under-23 side last season, had been expected to lean heavily on the highly-rated crop of youngsters that followed him to the first team set-up over the summer but Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka have both been left out of matchday squad whilst Emile Smith Rowe is yet to feature since the change of head coach.

However with Arsenal, winless in eight, on their worst run…