Freddie Ljungberg was named as Arsenal’s interim head coach after the club parted ways with Unai Emery last Friday.

Arsenal invincible Robert Pires spoke to Canal Plus about Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg and how there is a lot of work still to be done at his former club.

The Gunners came back from behind twice to get a draw against struggling Norwich City in Ljungberg’s first game in charge. Arsenal are now without a win in any of their last eight games in all competitions and the pressure is, slowly but surely, piling up.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued Arsenal yet again with a brace but it was overly evident that the team lacked confidence especially in the attacking third. However, the Gunners were willing to take more risks on the attack which is a good sign going forward. 

Speaking about the game, Pires took a slight dig at Unai Emery by saying that his former side are still affected by their former boss and that they need new medicine to recover. 

He said: “The bottom line is that the team is still sick. Freddie or someone else, they are going to have find the right medicine. They are going to have to be patient but this is a little bit what has been happening since the start of the season. I think going forward things look very good, but defensively, and Freddie knows this, with Per [Mertesacker], a lot of work is required.”

With the way things are going for Arsenal, a lot of work certainly needs to be done but it is unlikely that Ljungberg will be the man leading that process. Arsenal are on the hunt for a new manager and if things go to plan for them, they will have found one by the time they face Brighton on Thursday. 

 

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