Freddie Ljungberg speaks out as Arsenal ‘contact’ Marcelino and latest Mauricio Pochettino claim

Freddie Ljungberg speaks out as Arsenal ‘contact’ Marcelino and latest Mauricio Pochettino claim


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Freddie Ljungberg has spoken out about his future at Arsenal.

The Swede has been placed in temporary charge of the Gunners following the sacking of Unai Emery last week and took charge of his first game against Norwich City at the weekend.

He will be in the dugout for Thursday’s Premier League encounter with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

However, it’s not a given that he will be in charge for too much longer.

The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Mikel Arteta, Nuno Espirito Santo and Max Allegri are just some of the names being linked with the vacant role.

Furthermore, according to Goal , the Gunners have made contact with Marcelino who led Valencia to the Europa League semi-final last season but was sacked at the beginning of the season.

Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News claim that Mauricio Pochettino is open to the idea of becoming the next Arsenal head coach despite his ties to Tottenham Hotspur.

With that said, Ljungberg is remaining tight-lipped about what could happen to him if he doesn’t get the job on a permanent basis.

“Yeah of course. I work for the club and what the club wants me to do, that’s where I’m going to be,” Ljungberg said during his pre-Brighton press conference at London Colney. “Of course I’m very proud to have this opportunity but the future will tell what happens.”


Pochettino has recently put out a teasing message to Arsenal fans in regards to his future.

“There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on,” said Pochettino, speaking to Fox Sports in Argentina. “But, for the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham.

“My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.

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“It is my intention to return to manage in Europe. It is hard for me to imagine a project in Argentina. However, for the sake of my family, I would not refuse to work over here.

“But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens. I haven’t had a lot of time to digest what has happened with me.

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“My first decision was to come back to Argentina, return to my home and see family and friends. But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future. 

“My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for 10 days.

“At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.”


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